Seminar on socioeconomic sustainability at the Venice Architecture Biennale

When: 19 Sep
5.00pm - 7.00pm

Location: Corderie dell’Arsenale, Stage D

What are the challenges in Africa’s current rapid socio-economic development that architects have the capacity to address? Can foreign architects play any role on the African continent today and during the coming decades? If so, how? Viktoria Walldin, Social Anthropologist at White, is one of the invited speakers to this South of North seminar at the Venice Arch Biennale.

Mouthful of meetings is a moderated conversation focusing on socioeconomic sustainability in current and future development collaboration. It brings together contemporary Nordic and African architecture practices and institutions with focus on socially committed architecture. The event adds a contemporary layer to the Nordic Pavillion exhibition 2014, ”Forms of Feedom. African Independence and Nordic Models”.

The questions arising from the challenges of the current and future collaboration will form the base of the discussion. How to enable an honest communication between all stakeholders in order to create an open dialogue for evaluation? What kind of architectural qualities are going to be relevant in the next 20 years?