Venice Biennale 2014: Radical Pedagogies, Exhibit Design by Amunátegui Valdés Architects

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Last year I saw  present Radical Pedagogies, a research project that she led together with PhD students at Princeton University School of Architecture. Radical Pedagogies focuses on schools and programs from around the world that emerged postwar, strongly tied to social changes of the time. The material produced over three years of seminars, interviews and archive digging shows a compelling story of the ways that “architectural pedagogy” have impacted today’s architecture education.

Invited to the Monditalia section of the Venice Biennale, Radical Pedagogies paints a global picture while focusing on some of the strong Italian influences of these new movements—such as Lina Bo Bardi in Brazil and Aldo Rossi in Argentina—in an interactive exhibit that includes augmented reality content by dpr-barcelona.

The exhibition was awarded a Special Mention, cited by the jury for ”highlight[ing] the emergence of new poles of architectural thinking in the current world and mak[ing] these accessible as a living archive. The research project is part of an ongoing global project that shows that knowledge is produced and develops in a networked way beyond national borders and national identities.”

We wanted to show our readers more about this project, but focusing on the physical armature of the exhibit, a dimension that is often ignored from a technical point of view. That’s why we asked Chilean practice Amunátegui Valdés Architects to share the architectural details of the Radical Pedagogies: Action – Reaction – Interaction exhibit and construction. Read more after the break.

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Architects: Amunátegui Valdés Architects
Location: La Concepción 141, Providencia, Metropolitan Region,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Amunátegui Valdés Architects

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© Juan Pablo Molina

Architects: Amunátegui Valdés architects
Location: ,
Client: Bistró & Restaurant Köök
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Maria Luisa Murillo, Juan Pablo Molina, Alejandro Valdés