Repair Venice Biennale
Investigating the relationship between architecture and place
Working with the Australian Institute of Architects and Baracco+Wright, we developed an identity for Repair, the theme for the Australian Pavilion at the 16th International Biennale of Architecture in Venice.
Creative directors Louise Wright and Mauro Baracco have been thinking deeply about the relationship between architects and the use of land. Their belief is that architecture should actively engage with the ecological repair of places it is part of and that this practice will in-turn catalyse other types of social, economic and cultural repair.
To represent layers of repair and renewal...we arrived at a concept that references the potentiality of space—the sequential obstruction of information evoking what may have existed, what has been removed, what remains, and ultimately, what we can repair.
In collaboration with artist Linda Tegg, ‘Repair’ at the 2018 Biennale of Architecture presented a living, breathing installation of thousands of undervalued and threatened plant species from Western Plains Victorian Grasslands.