What has Both Sides, Now got to do with architecture, one might ask? As did some of us when we first heard that it was selected for the Venice Architecture Biennale. For one, architecture and urban planning are not just about buildings and infrastructure, but more importantly, about how people live together. "We select works based on their relevance to local context, innovation in concept and solutions, and inclusivity, "says Professor Ho Puay-peng, lead professor of the Singapore Pavilion, in a The Straits Times article (link below). NUS Department of Architecture's Assistant Professor Simone Shu-Yeng Chung from the curatorial team said the idea for the Singapore presentation grew from a desire to gather stories on the ground, which contributed to the Singapore theme of "to gather". The Singapore Pavilion features 16 works that exemplify the relationships formed from local communities' utilising and sharing of public spaces, and #bothsidesnowsg is very proud to be chosen, for bringing to the fore the relationship between living and dying through the use of artistic processes in public spaces. *** The 17th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale 22 May – 21 Nov 2021 More info on the Biennale: https://www.labiennale.org/en/architecture/2021 More info on the Singapore Pavilion: https://to-gather.sg/ Read the ST article: https://www.straitstimes.com/life/home-design/singapore-pavilion-to-open-at-venice-architecture-biennale-with-16-projects-themed? photos: Both Sides, Now (2018 & 2019)
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