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Architecture, planning, urban design, leadership, community building and zeitgeist consulting. This blog focuses on ethics, leadership, architecture/planning/urban design, Venice, and whatever intrigues me at the time. Enjoy!

Venice Pavilion at the Biennale 2014 – Sonnets in Babylon by Daniel Libeskind

Venice has its own permanent pavilion at the Biennale, adjacent to those of many nations.  This is not only appropriate because the Biennale is in Venice, but because Venice was an independent nation-state for over 1000 years – until Napoleon … Continue reading

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Architecture: African Independence and Nordic Models

Architecture: Forms of Freedom: African Independence and Nordic Models Exhibition of the Nordic Countries Norway, Sweden, Finland at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2014 Fehn’s extraordinary Nordic Pavilion in the Giardini at the Venice Biennale showcased … Continue reading

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Romania at the Biennale 2014: Site Under Construction

Projecting the future from amidst the relics of modernist ruin. Deep inside the Giardini in Castello, Venice, the Romanian Pavilion for the Architecture Biennale sits amidst a long row of undifferentiated pavilion facades, evocative of their design era and the … Continue reading

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Augmented Australia – Recreating Lost Architecture – 14th Biennale Architettura – Venice 2014

The Australian Exhibition at the 2014 International Architecture Biennale Since the permanent Australian pavilion for the Biennale in the Giardini Publicca is being rebuilt, Australia made certain to participate in this year’s architecture exhibition by creating a temporary pavilion – … Continue reading

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nel segno di Carlo Scarpa (the sign of Carlo Scarpa)

Thoughts after experiencing an exhibition at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, Fall, 2014, by Randy Bosch. Rarely has an architect with a relatively limited body of work, primarily located in one region of one country, had such an impact upon the … Continue reading

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THE NETHERLANDS AT THE BIENNALE D’ARCHITETTURA

THE NETHERLANDS AT THE 14TH BIENNALE D’ARCHITETTURA – VENICE 2014 OPEN: A BAKEMA CELEBRATION The Het Nieuwe Instituut choreographed the exhibition for The Netherlands at the Biennale.  The Jaap Bakema Study Centre is one of their ongoing programs.  Their stated … Continue reading

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GRAFTING ARCHITECTURE – CATALONIA AT VENICE – 2014

GRAFTING ARCHITECTURE – CATALONIA AT VENICE A short review of the Catalonia exhibit at the 14th Architecture Biennale, Venice, 2014, by Randy Bosch. The Catalonia region of Spain, very recently near to a non-binding plebiscite regarding independence from Spain, sponsored … Continue reading

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Architecture Biennale – Venice 2014 – A Few Reflections

BIENNALE ARCHITETTURA 2014 The 14th MOSTRA INTERNAZIONALE DI ARCHITETTURA – VENICE A FEW REFLECTIONS FROM THE ENCOUNTER by Randy Bosch There is simply too much to cover – molto troppo!  In future posts, I will share impressions formed in many … Continue reading

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“Collection of Sand” by Italo Calvino – Book Review

by Randy Bosch                     December 3, 2014 “Collection of Sand”, essays translated by Martin McLaughtin, Mariner Books – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston – New York.  First published in Italian as “Collezione di Sabbia”, October 1984. This collection of 38 non-fiction stories … Continue reading

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Venice Myths: Is There Only ONE (or TWO)(or THREE) “Canal”?

Articles and reviews continue to pop up in fairly high volume on the internet and in published materials stating that Venice has only one waterway actually named a “Canal” – or maybe two, or maybe three. The lack of originality in repeating … Continue reading

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