Venice Architecture Biennale: FREESPACE Workshop

International Students Workshop organized by TAU City Center

23 October 2018, 15:30 
Venice Architecture Biennale, Sale d’Armi G, Arsenale 
Venice by Radim Marada:


TAU City Center Graduate Students' FREE SPACE Workshop

in the Context of Biennale Sessions

Special Programme for Higher Education Institutions at

La Biennale di Venezia’s 16h International Architecture Exhibition

Venice, October 23-24, 2018


NEW: Photo gallery:


NEW: FREESPACE Workshop Program and Lineup 

Below please find two pdf files:

  • The program (33 pp.) including participants short bio;
  • The lineup (2 pages): Speakers and presenters. 



Background: The 16th Biennale International Architecture Exhibition takes place from May 26th to November 25th 2018 at the Giardini and the Arsenale, and around other venues in Venice. This year's exhibition is titled Freespace. Freespace can be a space for opportunity, a democratic space, un-programmed and free for uses not yet conceived. There is an exchange between people and buildings that happens, even if not intended or designed, so buildings themselves find ways of sharing and engaging with people over time, long after the architect has left the scene (from the official Biennale website).


Aim: To bring research students from the world universities to deal with the directions to which current research and practice of smart cities are leading to. Are they leading toward free-space, enslaved-space or a third-space yet to emerge? For more information please see the call for participation here:


Participants: Graduate students (MA and PhD) at any department, which research involves, directly or indirectly, the theme of cities.


Agenda: Graduate students from leading universities around the world, with an ongoing or finished study, will participate in the workshop: 

  • 14 speakers will deliver 15 minutes lectures about their academic work. Each lecture will be followed by 5 minutes Q&A from the feedback crowd.
  • 12 students will present their academic work in the form of a poster at the workshop’s poster session.


Dates: October 23-24, 2018. Entrance pass to the Biennale at the cost of 20 Euro is valid for entry to the International Architecture Exhibition on three consecutive days.

  • Tuesday 23rd October, 15.30-17.30
  • Wednesday 24th October, 10.30-17.30


Location: Sale d’Armi G, Arsenale.

The workshop will be held at the Arsenale exhibition venue, where the majority of Biennale Sessions are located, in the Sale d’Armi building, ground floor, next to the Bombarde restaurant. 


Tickets: Biennale Sessions tickets are nominal and participants shall hold a valid ID with photo for the whole duration of the visit. They are valid for multiple accesses to Arsenale and Giardini exhibition venues for three consecutive days.

All participants to the Sessions shall hold a valid ticket in order to access the seminar space.

Tickets will be predisposed on Tuesday, October 23rd, at Arsenale exhibition venue’s prepaid ticket office.

Participants will receive an email with the necessary information for tickets collection and with the procedure for possible names change.


Transportation: Vaporetto (boat transport) routes to reach Arsenale exhibition venue are:

From P.le Roma (bus station)/ Ferrovia (train station): routes Actv 1, 4.1


Airport routes to Venice:

Local transport companies operating from the airport to Venice are:


Accommodation solutions in Venice and Mestre:

AO Hotel and Hostel Venezia Mestre

Casa Accademia email:

Casa per ferie Sant’Andrea

Don Orione Artigianelli

ESU Venezia

Foresteria Canal al Pianto email:

Foresteria Levi

Foresteria Valdese

Ostello Santa Fosca email:

Residenza Junghans


San Servolo



Organizing team: Yael Bulis, Moshe Mandelmilch & Nicolas Francos.

For questions, please address:



Call for Participation:


For Hebrew:

Call for Participation:


NEW: Progran & lineup
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