The 12th International Architecture Exhibition, themed People Meet in Architecture, will be directed by Kazuyo Sejima, of the 2010 Pritzker Prize-winning firm SANAA, and organized by La Biennale di Venezia. The exhibition will be held from August 29th to November 21st, 2010, at the Giardini and at the Arsenale, as well as other locations in Venice, Italy.
Seijima, the first woman to direct the exhibition, says, "This show will be a chance to experience the manifold possibilities of architecture." Forty-eight participants from around the world will display their work in the Giardini in individual spaces, so that "the atmosphere of the exhibition will be achieved through multiple points of view." In addition, the Biennale will host Architecture Saturdays, a series of conversations with architects and critics, and Universities Meet in Architecture, where students can visit the exhibitions for credit.