Acción Cultural Española organized with the Ministry of Development by organizing the exhibition “Uncertainty” at the Spain Pavilion in the17 Mostra Internazionale di Architettura of the Venice Biennal. The Mostra, originally arranged between May and November 2020, has been postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Curated by Hashim Sarkis (Beirut, 1964) under the motto 'How will we live together?', took place between May 22 and November 21, 2021.
Uncertainty, free from the boundaries drawn by certainty, is an opportunity to reflect on and familiarize with the ever-changing unknowns of life. In many ways, uncertainty influences our sureties, waking them from their idleness and driving their evolution. The Uncertainty exhibit is a presentation of actions that hybridize and amplify current architectural techniques and allow them to adapt to new societal demands, blurring the boundaries laid by long-established practices and allowing them to evolve.
The exhibit serves as a catalogue of architectural strategies that have been transformed to meet the future needs of housing, not only on a social level but an environmental one as well. Uncertainty aims to tear down the limits of certainty, test its limits and expand our realities to make them dynamic and adaptable. It visualizes a future in which uncertainty becomes a strategy of design and a tool to transform our social models and processes, dethroning individualism to make way for coexistence. Is uncertainty our only certainty?
AC/E supports the participation at the International Section of the Biennial of the following architects: