A project by Rashad Salim at La Biennale di Venezia 2021
The first national participation of Iraq in the Biennale Architettura is an expedition engaging with the city of Venice, its people and environs. A parallel expedition in Basra and the Marshlands of Iraq highlights common ground between the two places, exploring their vernacular architecture, watercraft, and ecology. The Expeditionary Pavilion builds upon Rashad Salim’s Ark Re-imagined project, which proposes an Ark based on vernacular construction techniques and boat types attributable to the period of the ancient Flood.
Launched on 20 May at Ocean Space, the pavilion continues through events and installations at ‘mooring points’ around Venice from May – November 2021. Download Press Pack here. Follow the journey on our Instagram feed (below).