Biennale Urbana is an “emerging cultural institution” which expresses itself through ideas, practices, strategies and tools to rethink and re-act the relationship between the Biennale, the city and the Venice lagoon.
The goal of Biennale Urbana is to activate, through projects, educational paths, art and cultural productions, urban transformation processes and discourses on marginal territories. The project has an integrated approach, crossing disciplines and sharing competences of artists, researchers and inhabitants that promote translocal, mutual exchange.

Biennale Urbana refers to Documenta Urbana, conceived by Lucius and Annemarie Burckhardt in Kassel between 1980 and 1982 to undertake the regeneration of derelict and underused spaces of the city by linking artistic and architectural productions with the real needs of the urban context, in a mix of arts, architecture and urban planning.

Exhibiting “Invisible City” and “Simple Stories” at Biennale Urbana becomes the opportunity to interbreed spaces and practices of Warsaw and Venice, exploring them as “IN/VISIBLE CITY”, exchanging micro-stories of places in “other” places with their own stories.

Anyone can participate by joining the experimental online platform designed and developed by Biennale Urbana with the purpose to return immediacy to communication (video / audio / photo / txt / mapping).
By visiting the exhibition you can contribute to its message and help collectively develop its narrative.  Have a look in order to discover your path for visiting!

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The project is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland and the Polish Institute in Rome.


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