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Biennale sessions

The Venice Architecture Biennale is widely considered the world’s most prestigious international exposition of architecture. Educational programs, referred to as the Biennale Sessions are offered by representatives from an array of international Universities over the course of the Biennale. Since 2014, Iowa State University’s College of Design Department of Architecture has been invited to prepare a session.


Venice Biennale 2016: Disrupt/Displace


This project, completed by fifty five architecture and interior design students at Iowa State University and five architecture students at Rome Tre University in Rome, Italy, is a  collaborative response to the call set forth by Alejandro Aravena for La Biennale di Venezia 2016. This project was under supervision by instructors Shelby Doyle, Leslie Forehand, and Graduate Assistant  Andrew Meyer.

This project was supported by Iowa State University Department of Architecture and the Daniel J. Huberty Faculty Fellowship… more


Venice Biennale 2014: Fundamentals

“Fundamentals” is the celebrated theme of the 2014 Biennale, curated by Rem Koolhaas of the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA). The theme is divided into three exhibitions: Absorbing Modernity 1914-2014, Elements of Architecture and Monditalia… more