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'Emergent Vernacular/ism/s' Shortlisted for Venice 2020!

Updated: May 2, 2020

Photo: Andrea Avezzù

Great news!

We are excited to announce that our curatorial proposal for the Pavilion of Turkey at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition (La Biennale di Venezia), 'Emergent Vernacular/ism/s' has been shortlisted! The shortlisted proposals have been selected by an international jury through an open call organised by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV)!

Here are the 5 shortlisted teams:

We will now work hard again to extend our research further; and come up with a developed proposal hopefully to make it to Venice in 2020!

Congratulations to our team:

Evren Başbuğ (Team Leader)

Erdem Erten

Hasan Cenk Dereli

Dr. Arch / Nobon

Ceyhun Baskın

M. Arch / Baskın Inc.

Established in 1895, la Biennale di Venezia has for over a century been one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world. Turkey participated in the International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia for the first time in 1991. In 2014, on the initiation of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and with the gracious support of 21 sponsors, Turkey obtained a long-term venue in la Biennale di Venezia. The allotment of 20 years (from 2014 to 2034) at Sale d’Armi, Arsenale, one of the two main venues of the event, allowed the Pavilion of Turkey to take part for the first time in 2014 in the International Architecture Exhibition.

Previous projects took place at the Pavilion of Turkey for the International Architecture Exhibition were as follows:

2014 (14th) / Places of Memory

2018 (16th) / The Shift / Vardiya

You may find more information about the Pavilion of Turkey at la Biennale di Venezia via the link:

Stay tuned!

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