Romanian Pavilion at the 2021 Venice Biennale Explores the Challenges and Opportunities of Mass Migration


Fading Borders Pavilion of Romania at Giardini, exterior render, 2021 . Image © POSTER

Fading Borders Pavilion of Romania at Giardini, exterior render, 2021 . Image © POSTER

Romania’s contribution to the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale showcases a new perspective on mass migration, a phenomenon with a wide array of causes, ranking high on the international public agenda. Titled Fading Borders and curated by architects Irina Meliță and Ștefan Simion, the exhibition explores the challenges and opportunities of migration and its consequences on the built environment. Using Romania as a study case, where three million people have left the country in the last decade in pursuit of a better life abroad, the curatorial project frames a conversation around the role of architecture in the successful management of the migration phenomenon, as territorial boundaries continue to fade around the globe.

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