Non-Extractive Architecture

Ph. Marco Cappelletti. Courtesy V-A-C Foundation

An exhibition, research residency and conference series curated by Joseph Grima and Space Caviar at V–A–C Zattere, now ongoing until January 2022. Non-Extractive Architecture will transform Palazzo delle Zattere into a live research platform focused on rethinking the balance between the built and natural environments, the role of technology and politics in future material economies, and the responsibility of the architect as an agent of transformation.

Free entry
Limited capacity to ensure social distancing, book your timed visit at

Read our interview with Mr. Grima on The Platform.

V-A-C Foundation
Dorsoduro 1401

Maarten Baas. Second Act

The Fondaco dei Tedeschi presents "Second Act" from May 20 to November 21, a site-specific installation by Maarten Baas that permeates the entire premises of the Fondaco, from the fourth floor to the courtyard up to the watergate. The Dutch artist has chosen to stage four long curtains, suspended in the internal courtyard of the Fondaco dei Tedeschi, which conceal a representation whose plot is unknown.

Free entry from 10 am to 6.30 pm

T Fondaco dei Tedeschi by DFS
Calle del Fontego dei Tedeschi
Ponte di Rialto

Ph. Veronika Motulko