From May 20 to November 26, 2023 in the Giardini, the Arsenale and various locations in Venice, the 18th Venice International Architecture Biennale was held under the title “The Laboratory of the Future.” Future), curated by Lesley Lokko.
Spain participated with a pavilion within the Giardini della Biennale, managed by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), with the collaboration of Acción Cultural Española, which for this edition presented the project: FOODSCAPES, the work of the UTE formed by the architects Eduardo Castillo Vinuesa and Manuel Ocaña del Valle. This exhibition development presented the research of Castillo Vinuesa and Ocaña del Valle on the architectures of the chain of food production, distribution and consumption, from the domestic to the territorial.
FOODSCAPES is a journey to the architectures that feed the world; from the domestic laboratories of our kitchens to the vast operational landscapes that nourish our cities. Through an audiovisual project of five films, an archive as a recipe book and a public program of conversations and debates, FOODSCAPES explores the Spanish agro-architectural context – Europe's food engine – to address issues of global scope. We will analyze the past and present of our food systems and the architectures that build them, to from there look to the future and ask ourselves about other possible models; ones capable of feeding the world without devouring the planet.