DC at the Venice Biennale 2021 in Resilient Communities

Resilient Communities Italian Pavilion at the Biennale of Architecture 2021 17. International Architecture Exhibit – Venice’s Biennale. Arsenal – Tese delle Vergini May 22nd/November 21st 2021

Vernissage: Friday, May 21st Public opening: Saturday, May 22nd, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

The 17. International Architecture Exhibit will be held from May 22nd to November 21st 2021. It is curated by architect, professor and researcher Hashim Sarkis. The world is launching new challenges for architecture to tackle commented Sarkis. I’m eager to work with architect from all over the world to imagine together how to face these challenges. Sarkis has been the president of the School of Architecture and Planning al Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) since 2015.

Dolomiti Contemporanee takes part in Resilient Communities, the Italian Pavilion of the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2021, curated by Alessandro Melis.

Alessandro Melis, architect and professor, is the Director of the Cluster for Sustainable Cities, University of Portsmouth (UK).

“Resilient Communities places at the centre of the exhibition, in all its dramatic quality, the question of climate change and all the demanding challenges which face architecture.

The main objecture of the Italian pavilion will be that of encourage reflection in unprecedented ways on the mechanisms of cumminity resilience, paramount key to the understanding the process of recovery of a new way for urban space and manufacturing territory to interact, in the spirit of interdisciplinarity of skills and nondeterministic evolutionary logics, central elements in transitional moments”.

The section dedicated to Dolomiti Contemporanee opens the Italian Pavilion.

It was titled Dolomiti Care, giving it a double possible reading: in Italian (meaning “dear”, a playful allusion to the cheesy, terrible vernacular: our dear old, loved, Dolomites, always in our hearts), and in English (care, to care for).

In the Dolomiti Care section are displayed the vision and design that characterise Dolomiti Contemporanee, which turns ten this year.

Dolomiti Contemporanee‘s vision insists on the responsible need to face themes linked to the regeneration of the heritage through an open, non-schematic and multidisciplinary perspective; on the development of project-oriented contexts and experimental strategies, both non-ephemereal and effective for the co-generation of a reactive identity for a contemporary version of the mountain, one which can transform into a pioneering space/hub of innovation; in that mountain, always being built, art, culture and research may be able to act following an evolutive drive, carrying out a role of enzymatic catalyst, both transformative and propulsive, able to grant developmental impulses to territories (RSA, Rigenerazione Spaziale Alpina – Spatial Alpine Rigenerationa). All of this can also be called: cultural resilience.

The topic covered are represented in the exhibit via graphics, texts and videos.

On Friday, August 6th, from 3 to 6 PM, at the Italian Pavilion the talk Dolomiti Contemporanee: cogeneration of cultural corrugation, will take place, wtih many different speakers in attendance.

Details on the Italian pavilion, on the Dolomiti Care section and on the events linked to them will only be divulged after the public opening on May 23rd, and will be available at the websites listed below from then on.


Dolomiti Care is curated by Dolomiti Contemporanee

Creation: Gianluca D’Incà Levis

Working team: Federico Biasotto, Marta Boni, Anna Dal Pont, Ettore Focaccia, Elena Maierotti, Mattia Menardi, Angelo Paladin, Simone Rossato, Edoardo Turozzi. Paolo Belardi, Antonino Di Raimo, Paolo Faccio, Alberto Ferlenga, Alessandro Melis, Edoardo Narne

Artistic contributions: Marta Allegri, Giorgio Barrera, Filippo Berta, Stefano Cagol, Simone Cametti, Gianni Caravaggio, Luca Chiesura, Irene Coppola, Alessandro Dal Pont, Nicolò Degiorgis, Fabiano De Martin Topranin,Andrea Grotto, Christian Martinelli, Corinne Mazzoli, Miriam Montani, Andrea Nacciarriti, Giorgio Orbi, Laurina Paperina, Michelangelo Penso, Daniele Pezzi, Portsmouth School of Architecture, Luca Pozzi, Filippo Romano, Caterina Shanta, Mario Tomè, Giuseppe Vigolo, Davide Zucco, Università IUAV di Venezia

Photos and videos: Eleonora Bendi, Sergio Casagrande, Giacomo Dal Molin, Paolo Dal Pont, Giacomo De Donà, Alberto Montresor, Nicola Noro, Mattia Rizzi, Barbara Taboni

Pavilion graphics: Marcello Cualbu e Marco Santaniello





info@dolomiticontemporanee.net – press@dolomiticontemporanee.net

Review the press conference for the launch of Resilient Communities at this link.

Press [ITA]: Biennale Architettura, il Padiglione Italia nel segno dell’impatto zero Il Padiglione Italia An Article on Franz Magazine, with an interview to A. Melis and G. D’Incà Levis



June 28, 2021

Thursday, July 1, 2021, 7 pm – lecture: art and international residencies in the alpine territory on thursday, July 1, 2021, dolomiti contemporanee will take part in a series of lectures organized by the städelschule in frankfurt. the städelschule lectures, summer
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June 20, 2017

On Monday, June the 19th 2017, Deborah Serracchiani, president of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, came here, in the Vajont area. She first visited the dam, together with the mayors, the vice president Bolzonello, and the people in charge of the enel plant. After the dam, the
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March 19, 2017

Peak – INTHEMOUNTAINS Saturday April 1st 2017 – Progettoborca Open-studio 2 – 8 PM, former Eni Village, Borca di Cadore (BL) On Saturday, April 1st 2017, Dolomiti Contemporanee proposes an Open-studio at the Colonia (Eng.: summer camp building) of the former Eni
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January 25, 2017

Gianluca D’Incà Levis, ideator and curator of Dolomiti Contemporanee, is part of the Jury of Smach, Constellation of art, culture and history in the Dolomites, 2017.www.smach.it The jury of SMACH Edition 2017 is made up of artists and other art and design
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August 29, 2016

Progettoborca – Residencies and Lab for Landscape, is the name of the Crowdfounding campaign we’re launching on Semptember 1st 2016, and through which we’d like to put into practice the operative and productive capabilities inside the extraordinary former Eni
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April 16, 2016

There was a lot of  excitement today (April the 16th), as well as hundreds of young people and families, in H-Farm‘s super-lab, where the program and activities for the 2016 Digital Summer Camp were presented.To sum up, a lot of things will happen in those ten weeks of
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March 17, 2016

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March 15, 2016

GEORGE_Microzine n.01 opening/presentation of fanzineSaturday, March the 19th 2016, 6 PMArthur Cravan Foundation Via Aleardi 11, Mila Cose Cosmiche and the Arthur Cravan Foundation are launching the first issue of George, a pocket microfanzine gathering all the weapons
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Quotidiana is a project for the contemporary arts active since 1995, promoted by the Youngsters Project Office of the Padua Municipality. The exhibit for the 2016 edition will be held from March the 18th to May the 6th 2016 at the Altinate San Gaetano Cultural Centre. Among
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March 3, 2016

The Museum Ladin Ćiastel de Tor of San Martino in Badia will host the fifth edition of the Trienala Ladina, a collective exhibit intended to enchance and support the production of ladina art.We’d like to remind that the ladina region includes the 5 ladina valleys (Badia
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