The Venice Architecture Biennale is a global hotspot to grap, discuss and exchange about ideas for architecture and the city. The edition of 2021, curated by Hashim Sarkis (MIT), addresses the topic of HOW WILL WE LIVE TOGETHER. Sarkis highlights that “we need a new spatial contract. In the context of widening political divides and growing economic inequalities, we call on architects to imagine spaces in which we can generously live together: together as human beings who, despite our increasing individuality, yearn to connect with one another and with other species across digital and real space; together as new households looking for more diverse and dignified spaces for inhabita- tion; together as emerging communities that demand equity, inclusion and spatial identity; together across political borders to imagine new geographies of association; and together as a planet facing crises that require global action for us to continue living at all.”
In the framework of the Workshop and Conference "Circular Territories" organised by Leibniz University Hannover/Germany IES, Institute of Urban Design and Planning, and Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona/Italy, DICEA Department of Civil Engineering, Construction and Architecture, the book and the project Cosmopolitan Habitat were presented.