During the last week of The Happenstance in Venice, the Cultural Connectors Forum will bring together influential thinkers and makers from a wide spectrum of disciplines and interests; science, art, theatre, architecture, anthropology, health and well-being, education, environmental studies, film-making, journalism, entrepreneurship and activism.
The forum is built from inspiring people we’ve met in Venice, and from across Scotland, people who all think about the role of building, bridging and reconnecting relationships within, and beyond, their specialist fields.
This emphasis, on inbetweening, has been one of the most valuable aspects of The Happenstance. Through offering a freespace for people to gather and exchange, we have been delighted to watch new networks emerging, new possibilities taking shape. In the context of an Architectural Biennale, this inbetweening has been described by The Happenstance Curator, Peter McCaughey, as ‘Architecture Plus’, where the emphasis is on the ‘Plus’.
Presenters: Samuel Sarkis Baghdassarian, Roderick Buchanan, Giovanni Cecconi, Heather Claridge, Confluenze (Paloma Leyton, Anja Dimitrijevic, Laura Santini), Corrado Claut, Nicoló Cristante, Andrea Curtoni, Nicola Delon, Jacqueline Donachie, Chiara Gaspardo, Irmi Hitthaler, Basharat Khan, Alberto Lago, Domenico Lanzilotta, Antonella Maione, Giovanni Andrea Martini, Jane Da Mosto, Lola Paprocki, Ben Parry, Silvio Pasqualini, Lucia Pedrana, Karen Phillips, Margaret Rose, Paolo Rosso & Alice Ongaro Sartori, Emma Soletti and Harald Turek.