Professor Daniel López-Pérez to participate in the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale

Professor Daniel López-Pérez to participate in the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale

Professor Daniel López-Pérez, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Art, Architecture and Art History, will participate in the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, How Will We Live Together?, running from May 22 to November 21, 2021.

In celebration of the recent publication of Professor López-Pérez’s book, R. Buckminster Fuller, Pattern Thinking (Lars Muller Publishers, 2020), funded in part by USD and Princeton University's Art and Archeology's Barr Ferree Publication Fund, Professor López-Pérez curated an exhibition at Princeton University’s School of Architecture in February 2020. This exhibition piece, Pattern-Thinking's Geoscope 2, which centered on the book’s content, will be on exhibit at the Venice Biennale Central Pavilion. 

Pattern-Thinking's Geoscope 2 is an immersive, inflatable, multimedia, split-sphere occupied by the public. Starting with the legacy of R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983), whose planetary thinking aimed to measure physical experience into an ever-expanding pattern of relationships, Geoscope 2 joins a century-long exploration of the world as an architectural project. It is a capsule and cockpit from which to experience six decades of architectural thinking at a planetary scale, in the form of parallel archives that range from Fuller’s original Princeton Geoscope and his revolutionary project of Design Education all the way to contemporary projects of design-research.

If Fuller’s original Geoscope at Princeton aimed for a more comprehensive understanding of one’s relationship to the World, Geoscope 2 similarly challenges its occupants to gain an expanded understanding, but now through contemporary means. Originally centered on the publication of the book R. Buckminster Fuller, Pattern-Thinking (2020), the themes of geometry, structure, words and patents will now expand in Venice, Italy to confront contemporary questions of environmental, social, and political justice in search of more equitable visions of the planetary scale. Presenting the work of architecture students, theorists, and practitioners, Geoscope 2 offers a kaleidoscope of contemporary thoughts and visions from the widest reaches of the discipline, responding to the current tsunami of upheavals within our global society and the natural world.

For more information on Venice Biennale: https://www.labiennale.org/en/news/new-dates-biennale-architettura-and-biennale-arte

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