From May 25th to May 30th, 2018, the Unfolding Pavilion, a project by Daniel Tudor Munteanu and Davide Tommaso Ferrando and Sara Favargiotti, will open its doors to the public.
In its 2018 edition, the Unfolding Pavilion will enter Gino Valle’s Giudecca Social Housing on the occasion of the vernissage of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition at the Biennale di Venezia. In order to do so, it will refurbish one of its empty dwellings to convert it in a temporary gallery of works, and use the commons spaces of the complex as the poetic backdrop for a three days-long program of public events. After the ending of the exhibition, the temporary gallery will be converted once again in one of the available social housing units, after five years of being unoccupied, and finally returned to the citizens of Venice as such.
The exhibition, public and free, will host three different kinds of materials: first of all, visualizations of the results of the survey that has initiated the “Little Italy“ project; then, a selection of original works reinterpreting the Giudecca Social Housing complex, which will be produced by the members of the “Little Italy“ network; and finally, a selection of the original drawings of the project, borrowed by the Gino Valle archive.

photo by Tibor Bielicky

The most unique members of the “Little Italy“ network have been invited to take part in the 2018 iteration of the Unfolding Pavilion and they are: abacO; ANALOGIQUE; Arcipelago; Babau Bureau; Boano Prišmontas; Bunker; Campomarzio; Fabio CAPPELLO + Giuseppe RESTA; Michele D’ARIANO SIMIONATO & Caterina STEINER; Roberto DAMIANI; ENTER; ECÒL; False Mirror Office, gosplan, LINEARAMA, pia, UNO8A; Rossella FERORELLI + Fabio CAPPELLO + Luigi MANDRACCIO + Gianluca PORCILE; Forestieri Pace Pezzani; Malapartecafé; oblò - officina di architettura + Figura/Sfondo; Giacomo PALA + Riccardo M. VILLA; Gabriele PITACCO; ROBOCOOP; Emilia ROSMINI & Emiliano ZANDRI; Giorgia SCOGNAMIGLIO & Lorenzo ZANDRI; STUDIO associates + atelier XYZ + Davide Tommaso FERRANDO; StudioErrante Architetture + Diego BEGNARDI + Giovanni BENEDETTI; Studiospazio; TCA THINK TANK; Davide TRABUCCO; WAR (Warehouse of Architecture and Research).

A continuous stream of public events (round tables, discussions, film screenings) will unfold in the common spaces of Gino Valle’s Giudecca Social Housing, engaging the visitors and the inhabitants of the complex between May 25th-28th. Confirmed participants are, among others: Beatriz Colomina, Pierre-Alain Croset, Bart Lootsma, James Taylor Foster, Emanuele Piccardo, Léa-Catherine Szacka e Pietro Valle.

name: Unfolding Pavilion / Little Italy
curators: Daniel Tudor Munteanu, Davide Tommaso Ferrando, Sara Favargiotti
dates: from May 25th to May 30th, 2018
opening: May 25th, 2018, at 19:00
location: Gino Valle’s Giudecca Social Housing (IACP)
address: Calle dei Lavraneri (Giudecca), 30133 Venezia, Italy