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.

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.

The international workshopprogram offers 6 workshops. Thes were selected from the submissions at the CALL FOR WORKSHOPS and are available at the Symposium.
Abstracts to the workshops can be found here – workshops

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.

Workshops can be chosen individually on site:
CAMERA URBANA – Anne-Chantal Rufer, Association Ville en Tête, Lausanne, Suiss
CITY OF RELATIONS – Päivi Kataikko-Grigoleit, JAS – Jugend Architektur Stadt e.V., Essen, Germany
CUCINA PUBBLICA – Stiftung Freizeit, Berlin, Germany
SPAZIO.POSSIBILE – Corina Forthuber, Wien, Austria
UPSIDE DOWN – Maylis Leuret and Fanny Millard, Association EXTRA, Bordeaux, France
URBAN MENUES – Laura P. Spinadel, BOANET, Wien, Austria

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
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.

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

Registration to the symposium get involved IV is open from June 25th to October 5th 2018.

We are sorry, but no more submissions accepted at this time.

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get involved IV takes place in
Biennale Sessions 2018

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