STUDIO 1
NATIONAL REPRESENTATIONS
AT THE VENICE BIENNALE

Overview:
Looking at the very particular case of the Venice Architecture Biennale and its national representations, this studio invites students to explore the historical and theoretical conditions but also the political and institutional contexts under which architecture exhibitions are produced and consumed.

Field Trips:
Venice Architecture Biennale (Giardini and Arsenale)
ASAC (Venice Biennale Archive)

Guests:
Roberto Gigliotti (Associate Professor, Faculty of Design and Art, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
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DATES: July 1 - 13, 2021

DURATION: Two weeks

TUITION FEE: 1650 EURO

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 10, 2021

LANGUAGE:
English

HOURS: Total: 170 hrs

LOCATION:
Palazzo Michiel, Strada Nova, 4391, 30121 Campo Santi Apostoli

CALL OR WHATSAPP US:
+39 320 245 06 31

EMAIL US:
study@europeanculturalacademy.eu
HOW TO APPLY
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
All applications should be received directly via the ECA website.

If you are a university student and the ECA's Exhibiting Architecture course is an approved study abroad programme you should also apply through the Global Mobility or International Office of your University to satisfy pre credit-point approval.

If you are a university student and the ECA's Exhibiting Architecture course is not an approved study abroad programme you are still welcome to apply for the course via the ECA website. Upon request the ECA is able to provide your university the appropriate coursework and syllabus information to support having your work recognised for credit within your degree. The ECA, however, cannot guarantee credit will be given.

STUDIO PREFERENCES
You are required to enter your studio preferences (1-4) when you apply for the Exhibiting Architecture course. We aim to allocate students to their first-choice studio, sometimes however this is not always possible. If you aren't allocated your preferred studio it will be helpful to know that studio's run in the same palazzo building in Venice and studio leaders and students often join other studios for review panels and lectures. Students will be notified of their studio allocation in May 2020.


MEET YOUR STUDIO LEADER
Léa-Catherine Szacka
Léa-Catherine Szacka is a Lecturer in Architectural Studies at the University of Manchester and part of the Manchester Architecture Research Group (MARG). She is also a visiting tutor at the Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Studies. Her work focuses on the history of architecture exhibitions, the history and theory of postmodern architecture, and, more broadly, the relationship between media and architecture since the 1970s. She is the author of Exhibiting the Postmodern: The 1980 Venice Architecture Biennale (Marsilio, 2016),Biennials/Triennials: Conversations on the Geography of Itinerant Display (Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, 2019), and many others. Her writing also appeared in Log, OASE, AA Files, Volume, The JAE, Architectural Review and The Journal of Architecture.
HOW WILL YOU BENEFIT
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Gain an understanding of key historical material through textual and empirical research
- Demonstrate knowledge of research material through design investigation
- Develop skill in 2D and 3D drawing using standard industry software
- Develop participatory and collaborative skills within the studio environment
LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Observe and document contemporary curatorial practices as they apply to the display and exhibition of art and architecture through visits to the Biennale and other significant art and architecture sites in Venice
- Analyse and interpret the social, artistic and political histories of major public buildings and urban precincts in Venice
- Learn to conduct design research at Venice's premier Archives, including the Biennale Archive and the IUAV Archive and Research Centre
- Understand and critically evaluate the roll and consequences of contemporary tourism within Venice and the traditional European city at large
- Theorise and design for the difficult intersection of heritage, preservation and contemporary design
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
-Assessment Mode:
Group and Individual

-Equipment to Bring / Software Requirements:
Laptop running 3D modelling software
*students should also bring basic drawing equipment

-Pre-requisite Skills:
Basic 3D Modelling software skills

ABOUT ECA
The European Cultural Academy (ECA) is an initiative of the European Cultural Centre. The Academy organises short courses in art, architecture and design.
The Centre is the second largest exhibition space and curatorial platform in Veniceafter the Venice
Biennale. The main operations, spread across 4 palaces, are in Venice, Italy with six international locations including USA, Japan, the Netherlands and China. For more than 14 years the Centre has been organizing art and architecture exhibitions and cultural projects around the world with leading architects, artists and institutional partners.
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