Formations: New Practices in Australian Architecture, 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale

The Australian Institute of Architects will open their Formations: New Practices in Australian Architecture this August at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennial.

As new economic, social and cultural challenges present themselves, the exhibition at the Australian Pavilion will act as a catalyst for discussion and debate around the changing role of architects and the ways in which they influence the world around them.

Building upon the Common Ground theme set by the Director of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition, David Chipperfield, Formations will explore concepts that unite the architectural profession, whilst celebrating points of difference. This will be reflected by a programme of events that will run alongside the exhibition, including workshops and informal discussions between international exhibitors and visitors that foster a collaborative working environment within the Biennale’s Giardini.

Devised by Creative Directors Anthony Burke and Gerard Reinmuth with TOKO Concept Design, the exhibition itself will showcase six innovative architectural groups through a range of installations that challenge traditional perceptions of what it is to be an architect.

Formations, 29th August until 25th November, Australian Pavillion, Venice Architecture Biennale.

Credits: Australian Institute of Architects