Palazzo Widmann

Peter Cook, Patrik Schumacher, Odile Decq, and more will gather at this year's Fuoribiennale in Venice

(Roberta Mariani)

If you’re in Venice for the 2016 architecture biennale, don’t just stay in the Arsenale or Giardini. Some of the most compelling events again this year take place in various out-of-the-way (bring your GPS) venues.

A format of public discussions has developed that opens up to various audiences and themes like Robert White’s Dark Side Club, which began at midnight and featured spectacular dinners. The most public and accessible of events like these were begun by Luigi Prestinenza’s Fuoribiennale and are always staged at Palazzo Widmann on Calle Widmann (30121 Cannaregio). This year it begins on Thursday May 26 and runs through the day and, on Friday May 27, ends with a party celebrating the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture at 19:30. Fuoribiennale usually promotes and supports the work of young architecture practices and the positions of young critics and, again this year, the afternoon of Friday May 27 will devoted to featuring these groups and practices. AN will be speaking in the evening with Peter Cook, Patrik Schumacher, Aaron Betsky, Hani Rashid, Benedetta Tagliabue, Nanne de Ru, Hans Ibelings, Angelo Costa, Sophie Lovell, Dagmar Richter, Carlo Ratti, Lola Sheppard and others.

For more information on the Fuoribiennale, visit this link here.

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