Edited by Dr. Yael Eylat Van Essen
LifeObject: Merging Architecture and Biology accompanies a large scale sculptural installation exhibited alongside seven speculative architectural scenarios relating to the Israel spatial reality from the upcoming Venice Biennale of Architecture.
The pavilion is re-conceived from a mere exhibition space into a research oriented platform that will foster renewed dialogue between architecture and biology. The exhibition revolves around the biological paradigm that draws increasing interest in the field of contemporary architecture: From the nano-scale of individual cells to larger global environmental phenomena and from materials to the resulting structures and urban spaces they create, the exhibition examines new relations taking shape between human beings and their environment. The new methodologies derived from this approach discard the binary distinction between nature and culture, positioning architectural construction as part of a larger ecosystem. LifeObject is based on interdisciplinary research that investigates future directions in architectural practice through materiality, in order to more effectively broach mechanisms of formation and performance. The exhibition joins biomimetic practices along with practices of bio fabrication and synthetic biology.
Curated by Dr. Ido Bachelet, Bnaya Bauer, Arielle Blonder, Dr. Yael Eylat Van Essen, and Noy Lazarovich.