A Fragile Correspondence is Scotland’s contribution to the Venice Biennale Architettura 2023 – the 18th International Architecture Exhibition, The Laboratory of the Future.

Commissioned by the Scotland + Venice partnership and curated by the Architecture Fringe, -ism, and /other, A Fragile Correspondence will be on public show from 20 May – 26 November 2023 at the _docks_cantieri cucchini, S. Pietro di Castello, 40, 30122.

The project explores how our landscapes are constantly transmitting information if we choose to see and listen. By re-establishing our dialogue with the land, how can we value exchange over extraction and equality over dominance? How can we create a more reciprocal connection with the land?

This lexicon forms a key part of the exhibition, gathering words and ideas from our research and presenting them as a collection – an alternative glossary of terms, concepts and ideas for Architecture.

Highlighting cultures and languages that have a close affinity with the landscapes of Scotland, A Fragile Correspondence investigates alternative perspectives and new approaches to the challenges of the worldwide climate emergency.

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