06.06.2014: Panel Discussion at the Arsenale, Venice Biennale 2014

06.06.2014: Panel Discussion at the Arsenale, Venice Biennale 2014
Interspace - Estonian pavilion at la Biennale di Venezia
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Interspace - Estonian pavilion
REMINDER: INVITATION Freeport programme seminar "Interspace: architecture in a data-society"
Location: Arsenale, TeatroPiccolo Arsenale
Date: 6 June 2014
Time: 4 pm to 6 pm, followed by a networking night with music & drinks at Teatro Fondamenta Nuove from 6.30 pm to midnight.

"Interspace" is a discussion panel on architecture in a data society. The curators of the Estonian pavilion have invited eight architects and theorists whose architectural agenda complements their approach, to present their interpretation of the social and spatial consequences of a data-society according to their specificity. The short lectures about the different aspects of architecture in a data society will be followed by a round table discussion on the contraries and concordances of their stances. The aim of the discussion panel is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the matters concerning architecture in such a societal condition where data has become the main currency and being online is a way of participating in society.

Photo: Marta Piaseczyńska

Sille Pihlak - host of the evening
Johanna Jõekalda - curator of the Estonian pavilion Interspace
Johan Tali - curator of the Estonian pavilion Interspace
Siim Tuksam - curator of the Estonian pavilion Interspace

Presenting and contributing to the discussion:

prof. Roemer van Toorn - speaker; architecture theorist; theory and communication professor at the Umeå School of Architecture
Ülar Mark - speaker; architect; commissioner of the Estonian pavilion Interspace
Walter Nicolino - speaker; architect; supervisor at the architecture department of the University of Ferrara and MIT Senseable City Lab
prof. Toomas Tammis - speaker; architect; dean of the Faculty of Architecture at the Estonian Academy of Arts
prof. Mark Foster Gage - speaker; architect; assistant dean and tenured professor at the Yale School of Architecture
prof. Marjan Colletti PhD - speaker; architect; head of the Institute of Experimental Architecture at Innsbruck University and director of computing at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL
prof. Mario Carpo PhD - speaker; architecture theorist; architectural theory professor at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL
prof. Mart Kalm PhD - speaker; architecture theorist; vice rector of the Estonian Academy of Arts; member of the Estonian Academy of Sciences; member of DOCOMOMO

All the participants have been contributing to the collection of essays on the digital and the public named “Interspace” - the official catalogue of the Estonian pavilion, edited by the curators Johanna Jõekalda, Johan Tali and Siim Tuksam.

“Interspace” is produced by Estonian Centre of Architecture (ECA), a non-profit institution developing architectural culture in Estonia and promoting contemporary Estonian architecture abroad. “Interspace” is organised with generous support from Gold Sponsor Metro Capital, Main Partners Ruukki Products, Eventus Ehitus and KSA Vision Clinic; Partners Sadolin, Elmaks Hulgikaubandus, Estonian Museum of Architecture, Reinis Adovicš (WARP), Lugemik, Makerlab and Silman Elekter, 206 kickstarters from Hooandja.ee and dozens of volunteers. The Estonian pavilion at the 14th La Biennale di Venezia International Architecture Exhibition is funded by Estonian Ministry of Culture, Estonian Cultural Endowment, and European Regional Development Fund.