Our project ‘Social Housing for Young People in Sant Andreu, Barcelona’ is part of the exhibition ‘Feeling at home. Finding common ground in six urban housing projects in Europe’. The exhibition is curated by Sergison Bates architects for this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale.
The Biennale’s theme, Common Ground is, according to Director David Chiperfield ‘a deliberate act of resistance towards the image of architecture propagated in much of today’s media of projects springing fully formed from the minds of individual talents’. The Biennale will focus on ‘the things that architects share in common, from the conditions of the practice of architecture to the influences, collaborations, histories and affinities that frame and contextualise our work.’
“Feeling at home” focuses on social housing and features projects by Brendeland & Kristoffersen, Knapkiewicz & Fickert, Lacaton & Vassal, López Rivera, Wingender Hovenier and Sergison Bates.
An exhibition catalogue accompanies the exhibition and contains essays by Irina Davidovici on ‘The open question of social housing’ and a timeline charting the evolution of social housing in architecture, urbanism and social policy.
The catalogue can be ordered online from
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