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Venice Biennale 2014: Dominican Republic Seeks Funding for "La Feria Concreta" Documentary

Venice Biennale 2014: Dominican Republic Seeks Funding for "La Feria Concreta" Documentary
Venice Biennale 2014: Dominican Republic Seeks Funding for "La Feria Concreta" Documentary, Fair of Peace and Fraternity of the Free World, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (1955). Image © Archivo General de la Nación
Fair of Peace and Fraternity of the Free World, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (1955). Image © Archivo General de la Nación

Laboratorio de Arquitectura Dominicana (LAD), curators of the Dominican Republic’s first-ever Venice Architecture Biennale participation, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a short documentary that will reveal the daily life of La Feria. Originally built by brutal dictator Rafael Trujillo as a symbol of power and wealth, the 1950s fairground has transformed into an “architectural protagonist” within the city of Santo Domingo that serves various government bodies by day and illicit enterprises by night. 

If successful, award-winning filmmaker Corinne van der Borch will capture the historic center’s dualistic nature, revealing untold stories about La Feria’s turbulent past as well as explore how its architecture changed the city. 

Learn more and support the film here on Kickstarter

Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Venice Biennale 2014: Dominican Republic Seeks Funding for "La Feria Concreta" Documentary" 21 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/498604/venice-biennale-2014-dominican-republic-seeks-funding-for-la-feria-concreta-documentary/> ISSN 0719-8884
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