Update: Rogers, Sassen, Sennett, Martinotti and Burdett at the Venice Biennale

19 October 2010

Urban Age advisors Saskia Sassen and Richard Sennett will present new research on the relationship between architecture, space and society alongside Guido Martinotti at an ‘Architecture Saturday’ for the Venice Biennale. Ricky Burdett, LSE Cities Director, will give an illustrated talk on recent developments in world megacities, and Richard Rogers will discuss the role of architecture in the 21st century city.

The session will focus on how the architecture of cities across the globe is changing at an exponential speed in response to the process of globalisation, migration and increased flows of capital, goods and people. It will investigate whether our cities are becoming more integrated and inclusive, or more socially divisive and exclusive. It will explore the impacts of urban design on Climate Change, and how new models of architecture and design can lead to more sustainable cities. It will also dwell on how the urban economy is affected by the built fabric, and how cities have responded to the recent global recession.

This event is one of the Venice Biennale’s ‘Architecture Saturdays’ and will take place at the Teatro alle Tese in Venice on October 23. Read more.