Plumbing the System Dutch Pavilion at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 20 May – 26 November 2023, Giardini, Venezia Opening: 20 May
On show from 20 May to 26 November 2023, Plumbing the System, curated by architect and researcher Jan Jongert / Superuse Studios, is the official Dutch contribution to the 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.
Architecture can be seen as an articulation of systems – economic, social, political – that shape the built environment and organise and regulate flows of people, activities, resources and ecologies. Often based on extraction and exploitation, these systems seem so thoroughly entrenched as to appear immutable. But in order to move towards a more sustainable, regenerative and just future, many of these systems will need to be rethought.
Featuring the work of Jan Jongert and the intricate drawings of cartographer Carlijn Kingma, the Dutch Pavilion aims to show how alternatives might work on a macro scale while attempting to enact (and test) real changes on a micro level – offering a site where global thinking and local action can meet.
Name of Country: The Netherlands
Title of the exhibition: Plumbing the System
Commissioner: Aric Chen (General and artistic director, Nieuwe Instituut)
Curator: Jan Jongert / Superuse
Exhibitors: Carlijn Kingma in collaboration with Thomas Bollen, Martijn Jeroen van der Linden Jan Jongert / Superuse in collaboration with Friso Klapwijk (Wavin) and Afrikaander Wijkcooperatie Rotterdam
Scenography: Yannick Verweij
Spatial design: Jan Jongert / Superuse: Gokce Caliskan, Wessel Geysels, Tslil Strauss, in collaboration with Sarah van der Giesen
Graphic design: Roosje Klap
Manager: Francien van Westrenen (Head of Agency, Nieuwe Instituut)
Project lead: Ellen Zoete (Nieuwe Instituut)
Production: Charly Blödel (Nieuwe Instituut), Nikita Hurkmans
On-site production: Bouwko Landstra, Rob Gijsbers, Hans Vontrapp & team Communication: Taco de Neef, Leonard van Hout (Nieuwe Instituut)
Photography: Cristiano Corte
Read more at www.plumbingthesystem.nl