Polish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale
Titled ‘Fair Building’, the Polish Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale directly responds to the theme of Reporting from the Front by addressing the ethical issues facing one of the most underrepresented participants in architecture – the construction worker. Curated by Dominika Janicka in corporation with Martyna Janicka and Michal Gdak, the pavilion will focus on key issues in the industry – pride in one’s job, lack of respect, labour conditions, danger and accidents. It will be divided into two main parts, with the main section constructed of a module scaffolding installation. Five videos featuring stories told by construction workers will be screened simultaneously, while in a further section of the exhibition a specially commissioned film that explores the construction industry in Poland will be shown.
Caro Communications is working to promote the Polish Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, and to raise awareness of the themes and issues explored by the pavilion.