About the Programme
Understand the complex urban challenges that Venice as a city is facing. Mass tourism, heritage and the lack of public spaces are addressed.
In our one-week course we critically and playfully explore the politics of public space in Venice, its potentials and restrictions.
Public space is not simply found or even designed, it is lived and made; in a nutshell, public space is emancipatory but simultaneously contested. The particularity of Venice’s urban fabric is also reflected in the distinctiveness and variety of the city’s public spaces.
In a diverse set of lectures, hands-on workshops, discussions, experiments, Biennale visits, and tours with local and international experts we will enquire into the conditions - possibilities and contestations - that fabricate public space for different groups, locals and visitors, old and young, wealthy and poor.
- Architecture & Urban planning professionals
- Social Scientists
- No prior experience required
POLIGONAL organizes exploratory scholar-led tours for city aficionados and architecture lovers through the city of Berlin.