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Chilean Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale to Recreate Physical Model of National Stadium to Illustrate the Politics of Housing

Posted On: May 16, 2018   |   Posted By: Arch Daily

Chilean Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale to Recreate Physical Model of National Stadium to Illustrate the Politics of Housing

Propuesta: Acceso. Image Courtesy of Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes
As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage we present the proposal for the Chilean Pavilion. Below, the participants describe their contribution in their own words. At the centre of Sala dell'Isoloto stands a large-scale model of a building made of rammed earth. On closer examination, the sixty pieces that comprise the building's oval shape appear less to be made of earth as carved in it. Layers of soil with slight variations in colour and texture recall that it is land what is at stake at the Chilean Pavilion. The layering of the pavilion's pieces is the footprint of an artisanal process of production by which a fragile, discrete material-soil, bare earth-is transformed into a stable, monolithic object. Simultaneously heavy and fragile, these objects are in turn symbolic fragments of another transmutation: one by which slum dwellers were transformed into property owners in an event at Chile 's National Stadium,...

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