Live Performances at the Palaver Bench
Enjoy a series of music live performance string quartet ETHEL at Marinaressa Gardens. The events will take place around the Palaver Bench by WXY Studio.
Award-winning multi-disciplinary practice W X Y in collaboration with string quartet ETHEL, present a series of live music performances that will expand on W X Y studio’s contribution to the Time Space Existence exhibition: the Palaver Bench, installation now on show at Marinaressa Gardens.
On the 25th and 26th of October, ETHEL will play a series of live music performances at 12.00, 14.00 and 16.00. Each performance will last about 30mins and will take place around the Palaver bench.
Reception with drinks and nibbles will be served on the evening of the 25th of October.
In case of rain the performances will take place at Palazzo Mora.
The Palaver Bench
Public spaces play a crucial role in fostering communication and understanding among diversepopulations. However, the accessibility and inclusivity of these spaces have become contested topics inrecent years. In response, WXY has partnered with scholars and users of public spaces to propose aninnovative initiative for the 2023 Architecture Biennale, set in the Giardini Della Marinaressa park outside the Arsenale. At the heart of this project is the introduction of a conversation bench, known as the “palaver bench,” designed to encourage communication between individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds and communities. This seating solution serves as a powerful metaphor for the Architecture Biennale’s mission of promoting inclusion, collaboration, and the democratization of public spaces. In addition to the bench installation, the project willfeature a series of programming and events designed to engage participants in exploring issues and perspectives related to the accessibility, inclusivity, and future potential of public spaces.
About W X Y
W X Y is an award-winning multi-disciplinary practice specialising in the realisation of urban design, planning and architectural solutions in challenging contexts. Focused on innovative approaches to public space, structures and urban issues, the firm’s work engages both site-specific design and planning at multiple scales. The firm’s commissions are in collaboration with community-based, public authority, and private clients.