February 13, 2020 - German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale - 2038 to represent Germany at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale
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February 13, 2020
February 13, 2020

German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

2038. The New Serenity © 2038 (Collage based on: Gabriel von Max, Abelard and Héloise, ca. 1900)

2038 to represent Germany at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale

German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale


Press Briefing: February 14, 2020, 12:30pm, ExRotaprint, Berlin
Opening: May 22, 2020, 3 pm, Giardini della Biennale, Venice
Exhibition: May 23-November 29, 2020

Today, in the year 2038, we have mastered the great crises. It was close, but we made it. The global economic and ecological disasters of the 2020s brought people, states, institutions and companies together. They committed themselves to fundamental rights and jointly created self-sustaining systems on a universal basis, giving decentralized local structures the space to maintain their individual way of living.

Technologies and big data helped us to turn new and old ideas into reality. And often architects were part of the solution because they had answers instead of coming up with more questions. Drama is now history. We live in a radical democracy, in a radical bureaucracy. On a planet that doesn't know or need heroes or villains.

2038 is an international team of architects, artists, ecologists, economists, scientists, politicians and writers, initiated in 2019, with the goal of reveling a (hi)story that today we call future.

With Blaise Agüera y Arcas, Diana Alvarez-Marin, Andrés Arauz, Arts of the Working Class, Mara Balestrini, Sandra Bartoli, Diann Bauer, Jan Bauer, BBSR, Tatiana Bilbao, BMI, Oana Bogdan, Mohamed Bourouissa, Arno Brandlhuber, Jakob Brandtberg Knudsen & Lorenz von Seidlein, Francesca Bria, James Bridle, Vera Bühlmann, Bureau N, Benjamin Burq, Vint Cerf, cfk architetti, Elke Doppelbauer, Tobia de Eccher, Keller Easterling, Eidotech, Kurt Eggenschwiler, Ludwig Engel, ExRotaprint, Cosimo Flohr, Lenny Flohr, Michaela Friedberg, Yona Friedman, Renée Gailhoustet, Jan-Peter Gieseking, Goethe Institut, Olaf Grawert, Dorothee Hahn, Nils Havelka, Helene Hegemann, Holger Heissmeyer, Nikolaus Hirsch, Fabrizio Hochschild Drummond, Ludger Hovestadt, Pan Hu, JUNG, Sonja Junkers, Roberta Jurcic, Claudia Kessler, Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou, Lukas Kubina, Nikolaus Kuhnert, Christopher Kulendran Thomas & Annika Kuhlmann, Phyllis Lambert, Lawrence Lessig, Ferdinand Ludwig & Daniel Schoenle, Suhail Malik, Charlotte Malterre-Barthes, Hilary Mason, James Meadway, Omoju Miller, Evgeny Morozov, Motif, Motor Productions, Caroline Nevejan, Bahar Noorizadeh, Sabine Oberhuber, Jorge Orozco, Poligonal, Leif Randt, Thomas Rau, RAUE Rechtsanwälte und Rechtsanwältinnen, Rebiennale, Denis 'Jaromil' Roio, Raquel Rolnik, Meghan Rolvien, Christopher Roth, Juliana Rotich, Saygel, Schreiber & Gioberti, Jan Schmidt-Garre, Patrik Schumacher, Max Senges, Deane Simpson, Sol Marino, Bruce Sterling, Michael Stöppler, Lia Strenge, Audrey Tang, TECE, The Laboratory of Manuel Bürger, Jeanne Tremsal, Galaad Van Daele, Iris van der Tuin, VITRA International, Georg Vrachliotis, Julian Wäckerlin, Eyal Weizman, Julia Werlen, Why Ventures, Mark Wigley, Erez Yoeli, Tirdad Zolghadr and many others.

Press contact:
Bureau N
Caroline Wolf, Katharina Neumann
2038 [​at​] bureau-n.de
T +49 30 627 36102

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