Venice Takeaway: Ideas to Change British Architecture
British Pavilion, 13th International Architecture Biennale, Venice
29 August – 25 November 2012
RIBA, London
26 February – 27 April 2013
The British Pavilion at the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale presents the work of ten architectural teams that have travelled the world in search of imaginative responses to universal issues. Venice Takeaway charts their course in Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Russia, Thailand and the USA and demonstrates the creative potential of sharing ideas across borders.
Research, in the form of photography, drawing, film and objects will be displayed in a Research Emporium, while in the galleries of the pavilion you will find Takeaway Proposals – installations and objects that encapsulate their ideas for change.
Commissioned by the British Council and curated by Vanessa Norwood and Vicky Richardson, Venice Takeaway responds to Venice Biennale Director David Chipperfield’s theme of Common Ground by identifying new ways to negotiate the challenges of making architecture and making the case for internationalism
The call for proposals was addressed to a broad section of people working in architecture and connected fields, and intended to build on the UK’s strengths in architectural research, writing and curating as well as design.

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Venice Takeaway Research Emporium
Cristiano Corte

Venice Takeaway Research Emporium: Forum for Alternative Belfast
Cristiano Corte

The ‘Missing City’ Map
Cristiano Corte

Takero Shimazaki / Toh Shimazaki Architecture
Installation: People, Nature and Place
Cristiano Corte


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