Jc office architects and Miami University’s students went on a trip to this year’s Architecture Biennale in Venice.
The weekend travel encompassed visiting different venues around beautiful Venice - Guggenheim Museum collections, city guided tours and Giardini and Arsenale exhibitions. The group of twenty, including Jim and Ingbert started their tour by sailing along the Grand Canal, admiring medieval cityscape and nightlights of the city. This year’s Biennale in Venice, curated by the 2016 Pritzker Prize winner Alejandro Aravena, was packed with exhibitions of excellent projects, dealing with the most important social and global issues of today. At the Giardini exhibition the group had the honour of meeting this year’s Aga Khan Award winner, Bangladeshi architect Kashef Chowdhury who took the time to walk them through his award winning projects and gave an impromptu lecture. The venture provided very educating, and slightly different perspective on architectural design, which went accurately with Biennale’s theme – Reporting from the Front.