Venice: Palazzo Giustinian. La Biennale dinner. Belgian antiquaire extraordinaire, collector, interior designer and master of the mise-en-scene, Alex Vervoordt talks to the director of the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale, British architect David Chipperfield. With the title "Common Ground which provokes us to admit the inspirations and influences that I believe should define our profession. The phrase also trains our attention on the city, which is our area of expertise and activity, but is something created in collaboration with every citizen, and the many stakeholders and participants in the process of building. The discipline of architecture involves diverse and often contradictory concerns, but I believe we share ideas and visions that can be confirmed through architecture itself. Common Ground invites us to find these shared ideas from our individual positions of difference.” Chipperfield wrote.
Karen Wong, the New Museum's Director of External Affairs
La Biennale’s Manuela Luca Dazio and Storefront for Art and Architecture’s director Spanish-born architect Eva Franch
Dutch architect Wiel Arets