Scotland + Venice: Dispatch 5 of 12
Venice / Local Context: Alberto Lago
In this dispatch, designer and local Venetian, Alberto Lago, who played a key role in The Happenstance, talks about how the memory of The Happenstance is still alive in the mind of the Venetian people. It has brought to the island a spirit of freedom, and community engagement that Venice is losing due to the high touristic densification. The legacy of The Happenstance raised awareness that public space for all is needed in a city that is not free anymore.
The Happenstance / Scotland + Venice: Scotland’s critically acclaimed contribution to the 16th International Architecture exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia 2018. Curated by WAVEparticle.
Image shows a projection screen in a Venetian Street. The screen has eyes projected on it. The street is dark but candle light and signs of life can be seen.
Posted 16 September 2020.