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Venice Biennale 2016: Discussions on the Refugee Situation at The Finnish Pavilion

During the Biennale period between 28 May – 27 November 2016 the Finnish Pavilion will act as an event platform. Two public discussions will be organized; one in July and the second one in the fall, as well as various events organized by the winning competition teams. The event program started already on the first public opening day of the Biennale, on Saturday 28th of May, with two different events.

“The Opportunity within the European Crisis” was a discussion with Helsinki Deputy Mayor Anni Sinnemäki and Iranian-Finnish filmmaker Hamy Ramezan, moderated by the curator of the Finnish Pavilion, Marco Steinberg. Here are some of Anni Sinnemäki’s thoughts about the solutions presented in the exhibition. Marco Steinberg’s good summary of the discussion can be found from the exhibition blog frombordertohome.fi.

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Ricardo Mayor Luque from D.A.T. PANGEA and Romain Minod and Daniel Millor Vela from QUATORZE.

Later in the afternoon, the Finnish Pavilion welcomed a group of architect activists, a newly founded group named Architecture for Refugees in collaboration with Architecture Sans Frontières International to take over the pavilion for a workshop. Architecture for Refugees is an online platform dedicated to sharing and distributing information of the resources and ways by which architects can take part in assisting refugees.

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Open Architecture Collaborative Regional Leader for Europe Furio Barzon with Milja Lindberg and Christopher Erdman.

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Architecture for Refugees team Zsófia Glatz, Dennise Castillo and Bence Komlósi.

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FROM BORDER TO HOME EXHIBITION

Alvar Aalto Pavilion of Finland, Giardini di Castello
Exhibition at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition
La Biennale di Venezia
28 May – 27 November 2016

PUBLIC DISCUSSIONS & TEAM EVENTS

Saturday July 7 Event organised by the We house refugees team.

Saturday July 23, 11.30am–1.00pm Transforming the System” discussion with guest moderated by curator Marco Steinberg Saturday.

Saturday August 20 Event organised by the IMBY team.

Saturday September 3 Event organised by the Society Lab team.

Saturday September 17 Event organised by the Enter the Void team.

Saturday October 1 Event organised by the From Border to School team.

Saturday October 15 Event organised by the Helsinkikasbah team.

See the latest updates to the program at the exhibition blog: www.frombordertohome.fi

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