get involved IV – interactive workshops for open space

International symposium of architectural and built environment education for young people
from 11
th to 13th of October 2018
16th international architecture exhibition Biennale Architettura 2018

Image2018As part of the the Austrian contribution at the Biennale in Venice the international symposium is dedicated to current topics, trends and methods in architectural and built environment education for youing people.
The general topic of this years Biennale “freespace”, as well as the Austrian contribution “THOUGHTS FROM MATTER”, place the socio-political aspect of architecture and built environment at the centre of public discourse.

In line with the topic of the 2016 symposium “public space as creative and educational space” the symposium get involved IV offers opportunities for discussion and insights on an international scale by performing hands-on workshops in public space on site in Venice.

get involved IV includes an extensive workshop programme, which will be realised on site, as well as an educational publication, to be released as special edition of the BauKulturKompass series for schools.


Our international CALL FOR WORKSHOPS “creating open spaces”
is directed at all experts with experience in the field of architectural and built-environment education to submit workshop concepts.
A jury will select six workshop concepts, which will be realised at the symposium in Venice and are the basis for an international discussion between architectural and built-environment education experts and laymen.

More detailed information on the submission can be found in the tender documents.
Submission deadline is June 4th 2018.

The symposium is directed at architects, structural engineers, landscape and spatial planners, educators, engineers, pedagogues, sociologists, scientists, youth workers, students as well as at political decision makers in the context of built environment education.

Biennale Venezia, Giardini della Biennale
Sestiere Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
Austrian pavilion and alternative workshop locations

Schedule 11th to 13th of October 2018

Thursday, October 11th 2018
2 – 5 pm kick-off “creating open spaces”
Discussion and adaptation of the submitted workshop concepts in small groups consisting of the workshop leader and symposium participants.

Friday, October 12th 2018
10 am – 6 pm (1h lunchbreak)
Implementation of the workshop concepts in the public sphere, by and for symposium participants and passers-by.

7 pm “cucina pubblica” get together workshop
Performative cooking installation with Stiftung Freizeit

Saturday, October 13th 2018
10 am – 2 pm round table discussion
presentation of the workshops in keynote speeches and plenary discussion.

Further details on the exact programme and workshop leaders of “creating open spaces” will follow after the submitted workshop concepts have been selected.

Registration to the symposium get involved IV is open from May 15th to September 29th 2018.

get involved IV is organized in cooperation with









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for further information and questions please contact
Monika Abendstein,, bilding. Amraserstr. 5a, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria, t +43 699 12847937