Asymmetric Labors Launches at 2016 Venice Biennale

Book Launch:

15:00-17:00, Friday, May 27, 2016
Venice Biennale, New Zealand Exhibition
Palazzo Bollani, Castello 3647, Venezia
*Hosted by New Zealand Institute of Architects

Book Reading and Architecture Lobby Presentation:

17:30-18:30, Friday, May 27, 2016
Architects meet in Fuoribiennale
Palazzo Widmann, Calle Widmann, 30121 Cannaregio, Venezia
*Hosted by Associazione Italiana di Architettura e Critica

The Architecture Lobby will debut its edited booklet, Asymmetric Labors: The Economy of Architecture in Theory and Practice at the 2016 Venice Biennale. With contributions from over fifty architectural historians, theorists, students, writers, and practitioners from across the globe, the texts provide a slice through the uneven terrain of values and unequal labor practices of historical and theoretical architectural work. The booklet is intended to spark a conversation about what the value of such labor is, both within the discipline and profession of architecture, and how it impacts and is impacted by the discursive and material production of the built environment.

Hundreds of print booklets will be freely distributed in Venice to provoke and infuse discussions about labor into the Biennale; the booklet will also be available online at Printed booklets will be made available to libraries and university programs upon request.

Visit the Asymmetric Labors Project Page to learn more about the book.

UPDATE 5/29/2016: We are back from an exciting Venice performance.  The book looks great and we were very happy to promote Asymmetric Labors and the lobby agenda.  Great to see the show of support.  See below for some images of the events.


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