On Saturday 3 November, Theatrum Mundi/Global Street hosted a day of public debate in Venice, as part of the Venice Biennale.
Over three sessions, “Venice Commons”, “Designing for Politics” and “Rethinking the Cultural Centre”, participants discussed spaces in the city for cultural and political activity, asking: What could a Venice ‘commons’ look like? What does it mean to design for politics? And with ever more pressure placed on the social and physical value of the ‘cultural centre’, what are the future forms of spaces for visual or performing art?
Participants included Liza Fior (Principal, muf architecture/art), Michelle Provoost (Principal, Crimson Architectural Historians), Andrew Todd (Principal, Studio Andrew Todd), Ricky Burdett (Director, LSE Cities), Siobhan Davies (Siobhan Davies Dance), and David Chipperfield (Principal, David Chipperfield Architects; Director of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition. Common Ground of the Venice Biennale)