Time Space Existence closed the doors of a successful sixth edition
After six months of an inspiring showcase of innovative projects, an array of engaging events and thought provoking conversations, Time Space Existence comes to a close.
On the 26th of November, the European Cultural Centre (ECC) hosted the Closing Event of the sixth edition of the extensive biennial architecture exhibition, which ran from 20 May until 26 November, 2023, at Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora and Giardini della Marinaressa in Venice, Italy. The exhibition displayed a total of 217 projects presented by international architects, designers, artists, academics, and photographers coming from over 52 different countries.
The exhibition welcomed approximately 350.200 visitors in Venice, and the ECC’s online platforms reached an increasing number of users by +40% on social media and gained over 130.000 website views. Time Space Existence was covered locally and internationally by notable media outlets such as AD Italia, ArchDaily, Dezeen, Domus, Elle Decor Italia, Interni, Living Corriere, Monocle, The Architect’s Newspaper – a selection of which can be found here. The ECC has been delighted to have teamed up with ArchDaily, Dezeen, Domus, World-Architects, and Venezia News as this year’s Media Partners for the dissemination of the exhibition with their passionate readerships.
Events and Special Projects
In parallel with the group show, a total of 65 events were hosted from May until November in collaboration with participating industry professionals, sponsors, universities and cultural institutions. Events included the fifth edition of Shaping the City, forum for sustainable cities and communities, insightful conferences on the use of AR in construction, discussions on green infrastructures and regenerative landscape design, as well as explorations of urban living and vertical stratification, workshops on capturing space and private tours of the exhibition. Moreover, the European Cultural Centre strengthened its collaboration with the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, hosting the EUmies Awards Young Talent 2023, a Collateral Events of the 18th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia.
Beyond the exhibition
Once again this year, the exhibition was experienced beyond its physical spaces. It was narrated extensively online through insightful editorials and news published on the Time Space Existence’s website as well as illustrated with exclusive and tailored content on ECC Italy’s social media platforms Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Youtube. The exhibition was documented with videos and photographs, as well as enhanced by an interview series that deepened selected projects on show. For those faraway, Time Space Existence was made available thanks to the release of virtual tours which included details on the works exhibited and information about each participant.
The catalogue of the 2023 edition of Time Space Existence was curated and designed by the ECC Italy team and distributed internationally. As an extension of the exhibition itself, it accompanies and guides the spectator through the exhibition. It was printed in two different versions: a collectable hardcover publication and a paperback one, and is also available digitally and downloadable at the following link.
Out Side In Photobook
On the occasion of the Closing Event, the ECC Italy announced the release of Out Side In, the second publication of its limited-edition photobook series. The series was born to highlight the work of the photographers exhibiting in the Time Space Existence biennial architecture exhibitions. This year’s edition aims to challenge established perceptions of spatial boundaries through the artistry of architectural photography.
The book is published by Urbanautica and released in partnership with World-Architects. Through the photographic lens of the 12 photographers who participated in the 2023 Time Space Existence exhibition, Out Side In unveils the intricate interplay between in and out, blurring boundaries and transforming our comprehension of spatial constructs. Learn more about the photobook reading the story dedicated to it.
With immense gratitude, the ECC Italy takes this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed and helped make Time Space Existence more than just an architecture exhibition, but a place for dialogue and exchange, where voices can be heard and reflections shared. The European Cultural Centre appreciates the huge support received from their international and local partners; and is immensely grateful to all those who made it possible and followed Time Space Existence from anywhere, from beginning to end, including all the participating exhibitors, visitors, and the ECC team.