CfP: Research Workshop, Venice Architecture Biennale, October 2018

Call for Participation: International Students Workshop organized by TAU City Center


Call for Participation:

International Workshop for Research Students 


Organized by TAU City Center

In the context of

Biennale Sessions

Special Programme for Higher Education Institutions

at La Biennale di Venezia's 16h International Architecture Exhibition

Venice, October 24, 2018


Graduate students with an ongoing or finished study are welcome to participate in TAU City Center workshop at Venice on October 2018.

The workshop will include 50 Graduate students from leading universities around the world.

Students can present their academic work at the workshop by delivering a 20 minutes lecture, or in the form of an academic poster. The workshop will include a "Poster Session". 

In addition, students can participate as feedback crowd, without any presentation of their academic work.



The 16th Biennale International Architecture Exhibition will take 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).

The aim of this international workshop is to discuss comparatively the free versus the enslaving aspects of smart cities and thus explicate their potentials, prospects and discontents.



Students who wish to present their academic work at the workshop will send a paper proposal. Students who will not deliver their presentation by a lecture, are encouraged to present their academic work in the form of a poster. The workshop will include a "Poster Session". For all participants, a paper proposal consisting of a research title and a short description (up to 300 words) is required. Attaching a recommendation letter from the student's advisor is optional.

Students who wish to participate as feedback crowd will also send their details and a short description of their study and status to the Email address below.

Proposals will be sent to:

Last date for submission of proposals: June 21, 2018. For later submission please contact: 


Who can apply:

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



The workshop will take place on October 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.


Organizing team: 

Yael Bulis, Moshe Mandelmilch & Nicolas Francos


For questions, please address:





The full program and lineup are here:


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