University of Bath Architecture Students and Venice Biennale 2018

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Students from the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering will join the "FREESPACE" project at this year's Venice Biennale.

This year, our Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering has joined over 60 architecture, art and design universities from across the world to take part in a special educational project in the Venice Biennale 2018.

The project, named Biennale Sessions, will involve students looking at the theme of “FREESPACE”. The manifesto of this year’s Biennale was curated by world renowned architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara (Grafton Architects, Dublin). The word encapsulates the generosity of spirit and sense of humanity at the core of architecture's agenda. The 16th International Architecture Exhibition, which runs from 26 May to 25 November is set mostly in the Giardini and Arsenale venues.

120 third-year Architecture students will visit the Exhibition and attend a special lecture and workshop based on the theme. They will return to Bath to design buildings set in various parts of ancient Venice.

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