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Biennale Architettura Venezia

Until November 23, 2104


The Venice Biennial of Architecture is always an occasion to reflect on the effects of architectural interventions on the current and future evolution of our society. This edition's curator Rem Koolhaas - with whom Crosstalks collaborated for We can Change The Weather - focused on how nations have dealt with modernity (or not) during the last 100 years, making it the core theme for the pavillions in the main exhibitions of Giardini and Arsenale. Crosstalks was there during the preview days, and our shortlist of the most revealing and inciting presentations was confirmed by the official awards to the Crow’s Eye View: the Korean Peninsula, Monolith Controversies by Chile, Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 by Canada, and Modernity: promise or menace? by France. A special Crosstalks's mention goes to the exhibitions Monditalia, Potential Monuments of Unrealised Futures by Albania, Places of Memory by Turkey, Tourism Landscapes: Remaking Greece, and A Clockwork Jerusalem by the UK . Not to neglect the offsite exhibitions Art or Sound in the Prada Foundation and The Space That Remains: Yao Jui-Chung’s Ruins Series in the Istituto Santa Maria della Pietà, Castello. Wishing you an inspiring summer!

Free as in freedom, not gratis

Regulating the freedom of the press - a conference


The Brussels Platform for Journalism invites journalists, representatives of regulatory and self-regulatory bodies, ombudsmen, and academics to discuss how accountability and freedom of the press relate to each other. Speakers include Aidan White, Sally Broughton-Micova, Flip Voets, Yaël de Haan, Tom Naegels and others. Full program: Brussels Platform for Journalism.

Recent debates on journalistic accountability have proven to be very animated. On the one hand, the freedom of the press still counts as one of the most fundamental rights in a democratic society. On the other hand, many feel that the freedom of journalists ends where the fundamental rights of the people they report about are breached and that the freedom of the press cannot be invoked to justify certain problematic journalistic practices. The question then arises where the limits of press freedom lie and how media corporations can and should be held accountable.



“Today we no longer have the right to pretend that we command a unique position from which we can view the truth about the world. We must learn not to judge different areas of knowledge, culture, or art, but to combine them and to establish new ways of coexistence with those who enable us to meet the unique demands of our time.”

Ilya Prigogine & Isabelle Stengers,
Man’s New Dialogue With Nature,1979

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