A transdisciplinary field of study that is unusual in this form. It is positioned between art, social and critical design and architecture and mediates between the disciplines. The focus is on exploring artistic strategies in the context of public and institutional spaces.
This year's topic: Amid these troubled times, we ask ourselves, what contribution can art and design make to prevent or stop war? Can it do more than awaken conciousness? 22_23 we devote to strategies, tactics, tools and structures to stop war. We seek exploratory and self-reflective action that tends to elaborate and bring forth an artistic institution capable of countering war — WAAAW, World Artists Agency Against War. As part of this agency, each of us researches and follows/contacts single artists or movements that are challenging war to curate and display their work.
3 new professors from Italy! In October 2022 Giulia Mazzorin, Lorenzo Romito and Andrea Curtoni joined our existing professor Sabine Pollak in guiding our studies now and in the future. The Venice based collective works in the fields of architecure, design and art. As Biennale Urbana they explore the critical presence of the biennial system in the peripheral areas of the city of Venice and the relationship between art, public space and social context. They do this through territorial explorations and mappings and the realization of direct actions in the critical sites of the lagoon metropolis. New synergies between local and international dimensions, educational programming, art production and temporary use of abandoned spaces also provide opportunities to experiment with new ways of living.