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How will we live together? – Architecture Biennale contribution of the University of Liechtenstein

Students from the Institute of Architecture and Planning at the University of Liechtenstein and their lecturers Alberto Alessi and Anna-Lydia Capaul explored this question at the 17th Architecture Biennale in Venice.

"We interpret this 'together' as a broad reflection on the role, values, meanings and possibilities of what already exists in order to create a conscious, shared and open future," explains Alberto Alessi. Under the title "This Could Be" was explored and experienced at three locations in Venice, what had previously been worked on at the Institute of Architecture and Planning of the University of Liechtenstein about the country and its everyday heritage , together with our students from different cultural backgrounds.

At the Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi

 

 

On Board of the Vaporetto Capitan Bragadin

 

At the Arsenale

 

Architectural upcycling as active building culture

One of the core statements is: "We understand buildings and places as hybrid contexts shaped by human interactions, which are strongly influenced by the actions of their users and their social and cultural compositions. We interpret the building stock as a storehouse and inventory of knowledge and as a palimpsest of memories, stories and dreams. We call for architectural upcycling as active building culture - a conscious rethinking, reusing, connecting, and upgrading of the existing to make the new possible."

First results

The Biennale was intended to give architects and students the opportunity to view their own work through the eyes of outsiders, based on the reactions and comments of a wider audience. They engaged the public in this process through further initiatives and collaboration with several cultural institutions in Liechtenstein. Situational, experimental workshops were held for the students and a daily live public conversation with renowned experts took place, streamed via the website www.plusminus.site  where first resultsare to be found.

 

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Authors: Alberto Alessi, Hochschuldozent am Institut für Architektur und Raumentwicklung; Heike Esser, Kommunikation und Marketing, Universität Liechtenstein