arch-peace editorials

25 November 2008

Worlds Beyond Architecture

Worlds Beyond Architecture

The 11th Architecture Biennale, "Beyond Architecture", draws to a close this month. What of it? News coverage is generally limited to the pavilion of the newspaper's country. So here in Australia we might read a little about the Australian pavilion. a room painted bright yellow and packed full of tiny unlabelled models from a bevvy of architects.

A lot to look at but what is it saying? – “we have a lot of architects making good models”. The other countries had similar difficulties expressing their country-ness. Whatever the approach, the appointed curator is bound to run into trouble back home It's a time to be reminded that the architectural discussion is international – that certain Sydney architects might have a closer affinity to work in Tokyo than they do to work in Melbourne. (...)

Editorial Nov08

peter johns

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