On May 22nd, the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, opened in Venice, Italy. Among 112 world-renowned architectural studios and artists, as well as 61 national pavilions, TUMO was invited to showcase its very own installation.
#SINCE1893 WHAT IS THE VENICE BIENNALE?
On April 19, 1893 the Venetian City Council passed a resolution to set up a biennial art exhibition to celebrate the silver wedding anniversary of King Umberto I and Margherita of Savoy. Since then, the Venice Biennale has become one of the world’s leading exhibitions, alternating between art and architecture. This year, the theme of the Architecture Biennale was cohabitation, and TUMO was invited to present an installation titled “Learning (to Learn) Together.” It showcases the role of education, and how young people will learn to live together and to learn together in the schools of the future.
#ONTOPIC THE ARCHITECTURE OF EDUCATION
TUMO’s installation was inaugurated on May 20th and will be on display in the Arsenale hall of the Biennale through November. It is based on a forest of computer-generated “lifelines” that give voice to teenagers from Armenia, France, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Albania and Lebanon. Through their unique stories, students talk about some of the most important things they have in common – freedom of choice, personalization, teamwork and real-life learning experiences. Exhibition visitors enter into dialogue with TUMO students and learn about their daily life, their dreams and their aspirations. Visitors also explore scale models of TUMO buildings from around the world, designed by renowned architects such as Bernard Khoury and Winy Maas.
#LONGREAD THE FUTURE OF LEARNING
There is a library at the Venice Giardini that contains the entire La Biennale di Venezia compressed into one room! The ideas behind the different installations about living (and learning) together are exhibited there. And among them is a book explaining the A to Z of how TUMO is inventing the future of learning. We know you’re intrigued, but maybe not so intrigued that you would go to Venice just to read our book. So we promise to share it online soon. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek.
#POSTSCRIPT HOW IT’S MADE
The TUMO team imagined it, designed it and took it to Venice. And now let’s take a look at how we assembled the TUMO exhibition at the Biennale.