The world's population is expected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050, an increase of 2 billion persons in the next 30 years. As the world's population continues to increase, new challenges are expected to arise in addition to the aggravating issues already faced today. How will we live together? The theme of the Venice Biennale of Architecture, postponed to 2021, intends to instigate discussions and proposals concerning the role of architecture in times of increasing political differences, intolerance, and growing economic inequality. How we live together today can lead the way for human coexistence in the future and guide us towards actions to address both new and former demands, keeping in mind the conflicts intrinsic to the occupation of public spaces. Human demonstrations can be related to various motives and goals, and reflect conflicts, fights for social reforms, festivities, etc. Observing people gathering in public spaces to express all sorts of different ideas can provoke debates about the rights to the city, to housing, and to freedom of speech, and also question how architecture can contribute with feasible solutions to these demands.
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