DESIGN.VE - Venice Design Biennial
DESIGN.VE - Venice Design Biennial is the first design fringe festival spread around Venice.
Historic buildings, hidden cloisters, design boutiques, private galleries and unexpected places become the cardinal points of DESIGN.VE - Venice Design Biennial, a biennial festival taking place during the Architecture Biennale. The site-specific design installations are connected in design walks on the map issued at the beginning of each edition. The first edition in 2016 presented the works of more than 80 designers (from emerging ones to international icons such as Ron Arad, Alessandro Mendini, Karim Rashid, Antonio Citterio) in 12 different locations in two main areas: the Accademia/Zattere area, close to some of the most important cultural sites of Venice as for example Punta della Dogana, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the renewed Gallerie dell’Accademia, and the Castello area, that is the cross point of the paths leading to the Giardini and the Arsenale, the Biennale venues.
The second edition of DESIGN.VE - Venice Design Biennial took place from May 23rd to June 17th. The curatorial theme for this year was Design After Darwin. Adapted to Adaptability, a concept that explores the growing need for design to supersede a specific singular function as it becomes more pertinent to produce a design adequately equipped to adapt to a progressively evolving set of multifarious functions. The 2018 edition welcomed around 45,000 visitors with 20 projects in unique locations not typically accessible by the public, spread across the city in areas such as Dorsoduro, San Marco, Cannaregio and Castello.
Please check www.designve.org for further information and to download the DESIGN.VE - Venice Design Biennial 2018 catalogue.
The 3rd edition of DESIGN.VE - Venice Design Biennial will take open on May 21st until June 14th 2020.