Those who know me,know that I am quite an eclectic person. There is relatively little that I don’t like and while I am truly a scientist from the inside out, I have grown up around beauty, magnificent architecture and art in many of its forms. And is no secret that I love colours, and paint shops and art exhibitions. But now, more than in any other period of my life I have started to understand and appreciate art as an optimal way to convey a message.
Living in such a arty city is definitely helping me in this discovery. You may remember that last year I discussed the role of architecture for sustainability, and that post was inspired by the architecture biennale. Well, this year the art biennale is on - and also as part of it there are many side events that are surely thought provoking. Of course, there are many messages that can be conveyed in this way. This year biennale theme ‘may you live in interesting times’ focuses on the idea that we have now reached a point of our development as civilisation which is indeed ‘interesting’, from wars to migrations, isolation and changes to social interactions, through to destruction of the natural habitats that surround and also, paradoxically, support us. Some of the events focus exactly on this latter issue, and they are great. So if you are in Venice between now and November, I recommend that you check out these free, off the beaten track, events
Have you been to any of these events? Would you have any similar event to share and recommend? Please let me know in the comments!
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