Martha Stapleton, Venice - CCAE

Exhibition | VENICE: ALTER [i]CITY. Familiar Fields & Uncharted Territories

Exhibition | VENICE: ALTER [i]CITY. Familiar Fields & Uncharted Territories

Friday 11:00 – 18:00; Saturday 11:00 – 18:00

The Master of Architecture Exhibition will be a highlight of our Programme for Open House Cork 2019. Visitors can expect an array of drawings, models and films that describe new architectural proposals for the city of Venice developed under the theme: “Familiar Fields & Uncharted Territories”.

From an initial reading of Venice as a fragile ecosystem, continuously oscillating between the issues of an historic city (preservation, identity, tourism) and a modern or contemporary urban conglomeration (accessibility, employment, sustainability), we will begin to test the concept of “peripheries” and its multiple meanings in architecture.

Venice, and to some extent Italy, represents a unique opportunity to test the multiple aspects that periphery represents – temporal, spatial, intellectual, technological, cultural, pedagogical and political. How does the notion of periphery (or its opposite) affect the construction of memory? How does edge conditions affect practice and discipline? How infrastructures and mobility transform the perception of peripheries? What symbiotic relationships exist between centre and periphery, to sustain their reciprocal existence? Different readings and interpretations of these themes will be presented in the architectural projects on display.


Location: Cork Centre for Architectural Education, Douglas Street, Cork T12 AD7R

Accessibility: wheelchair accessible