BK Africa at the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale:

The 18th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale showcased projects that focused on the rapid transformation of Africa’s built environments.

The esteemed TU Delft Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment curated an exhibition titled “BK Africa: A Laboratory of the Future?” that presented relevant initiatives developed by faculty, students, and partners. The exhibition featured an array of physical models, photographs, films, and written manifestos that explored key topics related to overlooked spatial realities across different African countries.

The works developed from the Addis Ababa Living Lab project were selected for the faculty’s contribution to the Biennale and were displayed alongside other strong entries at Palazzo Mora from May 18th to November 26th. The selected works addressed issues of cultural memory, colonialism, urbanization, community-building, and affordability. It was a proud moment for the Addis Ababa Living Lab team as it provided an opportunity to increase awareness about these important issues. The exposition was an excellent platform to showcase the team’s effort, and the team was delighted to have been part of such a prestigious event.

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