"Hybrid Venice. Designing A Self-Portrait" is finally out!

This is a book about design, forms of self-representation, and Venice, in an age of accelerated transformation mixed with anxiety, hope, disorientation and the perception of nascent conditions.
In this sense it is also, incidentally and simultaneously, the catalogue of the third edition of the Venice Design Biennial.

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Image created by Sebastiano Girardi Studio for VDB

The Platform

A curated selection of design in Venice.

The Platform brings to the international audience of the Venice Design Biennial the best stories about people, places, and practices around design culture in Venice.

The city and its territory host a surprisingly multi-faceted community of designers, makers, architects, and creative people who share an innovative approach, rooted in traditional craftsmanship and refined aesthetics.

The Platform's goal is to foster new connections and ideas.

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2021 Edition

This 2021 edition of the Venice Design Biennial couldn’t be, as planned, the simple continuation of the previous ones. We all went through a difficult 2020 and are still navigating turbulent waters.

For this reason we presented the 3rd edition as an adaptive attempt to bring back design and contemporary creativity to reality, connecting Italian and international design researches to the urban structure of Venice even more than we did in the past, if possible.

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Venezia Anno Zero, March 18 2020 | 05.45 pm. Ph. Andrea Morucchio.