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Kickstarter Campaign - Death in Venice
Kickstarter Campaign - Death in Venice
Kickstarter Campaign - Death in Venice
Kickstarter Campaign - Death in Venice

Kickstarter Campaign - Death in Venice

Piazza Venezia, 3, 86100 Campobasso, Italy, Campobasso, Italy
Kickstart Death in Venice! Death in the City is a touring exhibition about death and modern architecture. It will be shown for the first time as ‘Death in Venice’ at the Ludoteca Santa Maria Ausiliatrice in Venice (Italy), from 4-11 June 2014. The Kickstarter for the event is now live – now is your chance to get exclusive prints, books and tote bags from the exhibition, or even to order a custom grave stone design. The theme of death is relevant to us all and where we die is a critical part of that; how and where we die underpin a lot of cultural ideas about what a 'good death' is. In the UK, 3% of people want to die in hospital, but 53% do; almost one in three hospital patients in Scotland will die within a year, and nearly one in 10 will die during their time in hospital. As architects and urban designers, we think that it is important to look critically at our approach to death and the places associated with it, so that we can start to create better spaces for death and dying in the future. The exhibition is an independent event, which however lends its overarching theme from this years Biennale, which will focus on ‘The Fundamentals’ of architecture and the theme ‘Absorbing Modernity’. “After several architecture biennales dedicated to the celebration of the contemporary, Fundamentals will look at histories, try to reconstruct how architecture finds itself in its current situation, and speculate on the future." The development of architecture related to death and dying was in the past decade as vivid and significant as the development of other modern ideas that shaped the contemporary city. Nevertheless it is rarely foregrounded in the architectural history of the XX century. We decided to bring this topic to the discussion on fundamentals and modernity – because death is fundamental and its changing place in modern society is worth more significant attention from architects and urban designers. Death in Venice, 4-11 June 2014, Ludoteca Santa Maria Ausiliatrice, Venice, Italy Project credits: Alison Killing and Ania Molenda, Lust, Abigail Batchelor, Rachel Engler, Magnus Weightman. With thanks to Stephen Kirk and George Wilson. Kickstarter link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/892035110/death-in-venice Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/deathinthecity
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