Gallery: US Pavilion at Venice Biennale Focuses on Design Actions for C...

In a city famous for being at the epicenter of social and cultural movements ranging from the Renaissance to commercial trade and operatic music, the US Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale is outlining another important movement which is changing our world: interventionist urbanism spurred from alternative recession-era revitalizations based on “social impact design” ideals. The exhibit, entitled Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good, displays over a hundred examples of self-initiated urban improvements designed to address issues concerning economy, sustainability, community, accessibility, and pleasure. Projects ranging from "parklets to community farms, guerrilla bike lanes to urban repair squads, outdoor living rooms to pop-up markets, sharing networks, and temporary architecture" can all be found at the US Pavilion in Venice for the next couple months.

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