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Live Knowledge – IAAC at the 15th Venice Biennale

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia will take part to the 15th Venice Biennale, titled Reporting From the Front and curated by Alejandro Aravena, with an interactive installation made in collaboration with the Indian architect Anupama Kundoo.

Information Technology has opened up new ways of sharing knowledge, moving towards faster and more inexpensive manners, making knowledge more accessible, and making it easier to gather people around common topics of interest.

The interactive installation Live Knowledge showcases the hyper-connection among key topics, through the display of live discussions on Twitter, around one central theme: the housing.

«There are several battles that need to be won and several frontiers that need to be expanded in order to improve the quality of the built environment and consequently people’s quality of life. More and more people in the planet are in search for a decent place to live and the conditions to achieve it are becoming tougher and tougher by the hour.» – Alejandro Aravena

Users are invited to add their voice to the discussion by sharing tweets which feature the hashtag #housing and another of the keywords present in the installation.

The 3.5 per 5 meters bits and photons installation is part of Anupama Kundoo’s project Building Knowledge displayed in the Arsenale, which will be open to the public from Saturday May 28th to Sunday November 27th 2016.


Photo credits: Javier Callejas

Anupama Kundoo is an internationally recognised and award-winning architect, with a strong focus on material research and experimentation towards an architecture with a low environmental impact.

That’s her second collaboration with IAAC, after the installation Freedom realised in 2014 the framework of the BCN Re.set circuit.

The installation consisted of three different trees which uproot the middle of Salvador Segui Square, whose trunks and branches were made out of steel, the leaves of books, and the earth made of concrete.