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Sto Werkstatt and British Council presents

May 17, 2020

Sto Werkstatt, Sto's international project support hub in London and British Council invite you to join an online public debate celebrating The Garden of Privatised Delights exhibition at the British Pavilion co-curated by Manijeh Verghese and Madeleine Kessler and commissioned by the British Council for the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.

Chaired by Sevra Davis (Director of Architecture, Design and Fashion, British Council) the debate will focus on the role materiality and immateriality play in designing, reclaiming or using privatised public spaces.

Thursday 21st May 2020, 6–7.30pm (BST)
Hosted via Zoom

Reserve your free ticket here

Guest Speakers:

Manijeh Verghese and Madeleine Kessler, Unscene Architecture, Co-curators of the British Pavilion 2020.

Seetal Solanki, Founder of Ma-tt-er and author of Why Materials Matter.

Anna Mansfield, Director of Strategy and Research, Publica.

The debate will explore the role that architects have in rethinking what privatised public spaces could be, as well as the tools that they can give the public to help navigate issues such as ownership, planning and access rights. It will ask what role materials play in opening up privatised public spaces for new users, activities or to create a sense of belonging, as well as how the immateriality of certain aspects of privatised public space presents a challenge to architects and users?

Sto are proud sponsors of the British Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. Details here. As a global architectural system and material manufacturer we are honoured to be in dialogue with the curators, Madeleine Kessler and Manijeh Verghese (Unscene Architecture) about what privatised public space could be and to reflect on our own contribution to the materiality, comfort and health of our shared spaces today and in the future.

  • StoWerkstatt presents
  • StoWerkstatt presents in collaboration with the British council