The Kuwait Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.
Due to Covid-19 related logistical issues the commissioning institution is facing, the Kuwait Pavilion will be following a different trajectory this year.
We hope to be able to present "Space Wars" later in the summer and share the outcomes of this long journey.
As the radial city’s imminent growth looms, the status of the hinter-urban remains in question. Their competing functions, unregulated growth patterns and deficient land management will inevitably lead to ‘space wars’ that compete for survival. How will these spaces continue to exist next to, between and amidst one another? Will their spatial territories surrender to the metropolitan’s expansion campaign? The pavilion aims to address these questions through an in-depth inquiry and analysis of the hinter-urban, projecting spatial defences, offences or alliances that define the future of the landscapes under threat - threat from extinction, threat from overuse, threat from domination and, at times, the threat of being forgotten.
ASAIEL AL SAEED
ASEEL AL YAQOUB
SAPHIYA ABU AL-MAATI
ZAHRA ALI BABA
Kuwait National Council for Culture Arts and Letters (NCCAL)
JABER AL QALLAF
MOHAMMED AL AJMI
DR. SULTAN AL DUWAISH