The Banality of Good | Crimson
13th Venice Architecture Biennale | Preview of 'The Banality of Good: Six decades of New Towns, Architects, Money and Politics'
Crimson Architectural Historians has been invited to present its research work at the 13th edition of the International Architecture Exhibition of the Biennale di Venezia under the directorship of David Chipperfield, entitled Common Ground.
The exhibition curated by Crimson is 'The Banality of Good: Six decades of New Towns, Architects, Money and Politics.'
It asks: can the design of New Towns again be a subject of collective pride to architects and not of professional shame like it seems to be now?
‘Banality’ is unavoidable when building for the life of millions. But instead of the banality of the icon, the banality of wealth or the banality of fear, like we see in so many new cities presently, can it be the Banality of Good?
After introductions by the Consul General Johan S. Kramer, Michelle Provoost and Wouter Vanstiphout, the singer, guitarist and author Mark Ritsema (Spasmodique, The Nightporter), will perform ‘Brasilia’, a song about life in New Towns composed especially for this exhibition
To attend this Preview, please rsvp before August 17th to crimson [at] crimsonweb.org