INBETWEEN17th Venice Architecture Biennale
INBETWEEN, curated by Greenaway Architects' Jefa Greenaway and SJB's Tristan Wong, presents a collection of architectural projects and processes selected for their powerful representation of Indigenous and First Nations peoples and cultures.
Curated for the Australian Exhibition of 17th Venice Architecture Biennale to the theme 'How will we live together?' - the work investigates projects across the pacific defining emergent themes, Preservation, Country, Knowledge, Langauge and Story Telling. Navigating the limitations of current border restrictions, INBETWEEN has been reimagined as an immersive, large scale video piece and shared locally across Australia.
The film brings together 20 projects from across Australia, Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia to amplify the role architecture can play in retaining and rediscovering lost cultural knowledge. Projects that enable cross-cultural exchange and highlight the value of Indigenous knowledge for improving the built environment are presented through layered visual and audio effects to create an immersive multi-dimensional experience for the audience.
Showcasing projects from remote, regional, and metropolitan locations - every drawing, photograph or snippet of footage collated in the film offers insight into how architects are creating new protocols for better design outcomes through meaningful co-design processes.
This project isn’t a collection of artefacts; it’s forward-looking and presents the innovative potential in learning from Indigenous methods and ideas. Embedding practices and knowledge that has been around for more than 60000 years into the way we design buildings creates opportunities for a new kind of architecture that is better for people, cities and the environment.
The work towards reconciliation and authentically designing with Country has only just begun, and this project scratches the surface to explore possibilities for our shared future.
View the full film online here: https://inbetween2021.com.au/