Venice Biennale 2012: Croatian Pavilion

15:00 - 27 August, 2012
Venice Biennale 2012: Croatian Pavilion, Territorial devices for free management, exchange and production of the city. - Courtesy of Pulska grupa
Territorial devices for free management, exchange and production of the city. - Courtesy of Pulska grupa

This year’s Croatian pavilion at the 13th International Venice Architecture Exhibition presents different struggles currently taking place in various Croatian cities. The exhibition, Unmediated Democracy demands Unmediated Space, interprets the topic of common ground by directly asking the protagonists of those collective conflicts how they imagine a common future across and beyond market or state, private or public mediation. The “desires, constrains and potentials expressed in these sites of conflict” are a part of the wider wave of international protests that are demanding a real direct and unmediated democracy. The demands, gathered on the ground through a series of investigative interviews, form the basis for a possible planning strategy, while their resistance tactics become patterns that could shape a common territory.