convocatoria | SALON #1

We are happy to announce Salon #1 of the Failed Architecture Biennale, taking place on June 6 in Venice.

You are cordially invited to join the discussion during this unsolicited get together on the occasion of the opening of the Venice Architecture Biennale, with guests from around the world reflecting on the Biennale and the future of modernity after the death of modernism.

Confirmed guests are Iwan Baan (photographer), Ethel Baraona Pohl (dpr-barcelona), Bart Lootsma (Professor for Architectural Theory at the Leopold-Franzens University in Innsbruck), Aljoša Dekleva and Tina Gregorič (dekleva gregorič arhitekti), Tarik Oualoulou (Curator of The National Pavilion of Morocco), Nanne de Ru (co-founder Powerhouse Company and director The Berlage), Adina Hempel
and Marco Sosa (Curatorial team of The National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates)*.

Reclaiming modernity
The event, Salon #1 – Reclaiming Modernity, will focus on the ‘Fundamentals’ of architecture in the broadest sense through the local articulations of modernity. In reaction to the Biennale’s theme and title, we bring together leading and emerging voices from around the world to excavate the foundations of the Modern movement from different perspectives, both disciplinary and geographically.


Salon #1 – Reclaiming Modernity serves as the launch of the first Failed Architecture Biennale, an ongoing exploration into the responsibilities of architecture in the 21st century by learning from past and current experiences and failures. The Salon will be a low-key and open discussion, welcoming everyone to join in. It is organised by the Failed Architecture Foundation in response to the Venice Architecture Biennale and is not part of the main event.

More information about this event can be found on our website. We are looking forward to seeing you in Venice.