The Politecnico at the Biennale: 5 Alumni design the 2023 Italian Pavilion 

The group was appointed by the Minister of Culture, Dario Franceschini, to curate the Italian Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura in Venice

“The choice of a young collective made up entirely of men and women in their thirties aptly responds to the theme of the 18th edition of the Biennale. This year’s Biennale Architettura, entitled “The Laboratory of the Future”, has been called upon to investigate sustainable solutions to future ways of living”. 

With these words, the Minister of Culture, Dario Franceschini, announced the appointment of the Fosbury Architecture collective to lead the curation of the next Italian Pavilion for the International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, which will take place from 20 May to 26 November 2023.

The collective was founded in 2013 and is made up of an all-Politecnico roster. Alumni and architects Giacomo Ardesio, Alessandro Bonizzoni, Nicola Campri, Veronica Caprino and Claudia Mainardiare already working on the theme and title of this 18th edition of the Biennale Architettura: “The Laboratory of the Future”. 

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Fosbury Architecture. Foto © Gianluca di Ioia, La Triennale

Among the various criteria that prompted the Directorate-General of Contemporary Creativity to choose them are "experience gained in the national and international fields, scientific, curatorial and research activities, ensuring a balanced gender distribution". The Fosbury Architecture collective has already participated in numerous design and curatorial experiences in important museum and private spaces. 

"With immense honour and gratitude, we welcome the appointment as curators of the 2023 Italian Pavilion at the 18th edition of the International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. We would like to thank the Minister of Culture, Dario Franceschini, and the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity for the trust placed in us and all the professionals who have supported this project. We will work with the utmost commitment, aware of the value that this appointment represents, especially for the younger generations,”

comment the curators, who will have to set up the 1,200 and 900 square metres of outdoor space that make up the Italian Pavilion and will be responsible for marketing the Made in Italy brand and Italian research to architecture experts and enthusiasts from all over the world.