LIMBO SPACE: Greenhouse Talks at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.

May 07, 2018
"In the spaces where we wait, tarry, or just wile away the time, the strictures and structures of good architecture dissolve. What is the architecture of such not-quite-free spaces, and how should design what is meant to fade away?"

Aaron Betsky, president of the School of Architecture at Taliesin, is the curator of LIMBO SPACE, the third edition of the Greenhouse Talks, an event that since 2012 offers to professionals and media the chance to meet with some of the protagonists of the international architectural debate, while enjoying breakfast with croissants and cappuccinos.

Elaborating on the theme of this year’s Biennale, FREESPACE, proposed by the directors Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara , and on the topic proposed by the Dutch Pavilion, titled WORK, BODY, LEISURE, Aaron Betsky will explore the concept  of "limbo space" with a group of exceptional guests: photographer Iwan Baan, architects Maria Claudia Clemente (Labics), Nathalie de Vries (MVRDV), Elizabeth Diller (Diller Scofidio + Renfro) and Andrés Jaque (Office for Political Innovation). Marina Otero Verzier, director of research of Het Nieuwe Instituut and curator of the 2018 Dutch Pavilion, will also join the conversation and offer some concluding remarks.

Greenhouse Talks is presented by the Embassy and General Consulate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in collaboration with Het Nieuw Instituut and organized by Image MEDIA AGENCY.

The event will take place on 25 May 2018, 9 to 11 am, at the InParadiso Café, just in front of the Giardini della Biennale’s entrance in Venice, during the days of preview of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.