U.S. Pavilion at Venice Biennale Presents Spontaneous Interventions

U.S. Pavilion (Photo Courtesy of Spontaneous Interventions)Beginning August 29 and continuing through November 25, the U.S. Pavilion for the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale will feature the theme of Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good. Organized by the Institute for Urban Design, the installation will combine 124 urban interventions initiated by architects, designers, planners, artists, and everyday citizens that bring positive change to their neighborhoods and cities.Parkman Triangle Park (Photo Courtesy of Urban Operations)Among the many national participants, several Los Angeles-based firms and organizations will be featured, such as Bunchy Carter Park by LA Department of DIY, Greenaid Seedbomb Vending Machines, Islands of LA by Ari Kletzky, LA Green Grounds, Parkman Triangle Park by Urban Operations, and Post Furniture by Ken Mori and Jenny Liang.

Greenaid Seed Bomb Vending Machine (Photo Courtesy of Greenaid)Spontaneous Interventions captures contemporary urban trends such as parklets, community farms, guerilla bike lanes, outdoor living rooms, and temporary architecture. The exhibit highlights viable citizen-led alternatives to traditional top-down urban revitalization tactics with projects that expand the amenities, comfort, functionality, inclusiveness, safety, and sustainability of cities.

 

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