A Bench in Venice

Competition - Open Call

16. June 2021

A Bench in Venice calls for students around the world to design an upcycled bench using the 17th Biennale Architettura de Venezia's installation leftover construction materials.


Launched by the inaugural Curators Collective in collaboration with the National Pavilion United Arab Emirates, this open call puts forth the idea that the bench can be a key activator of Common Space, enabling observation, reflection and, therefore, dialog. As the world continues to grapple with today's twin urgencies of the pandemic and accelerating climate change, the need for dialog is greater than ever.


How can the design of a bench both spark and frame this dialogue?


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