This is how we look as a global community: Arts of the Working Class launches its two-sided cover for the first iteration of 2038, the German pavilion’s curatorial project for the Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy. The project builds a bridge between today and days to come, by extending the dialogue outside of the institutional context. Staying faithful to its own polyglot nature, AWC seeks to reveal the blindspots of socio-political transformations we currently experience by rehearsing a possible future.
The focus points of 2038 - discussions around relational architecting, property, collective governance, planetary rights, material resources, circular economy, technology, culture - explains the last decades as an overcome crisis of incalculable dimensions, transforming into a long expected systemic change, welcoming “The New Serenity”. Architecture as discipline is thus experienced within this issue as a polyphonic spree, decoding social relations, reconnecting with eco-systems, enacting disownership, redefining growth.
Associated Editors of Issue 120: Arno Brandlhuber, Olaf Grawert, Nikolaus Hirsch, Christopher Roth, with Team 2038
Publishers/Editors: Alina Kolar, María Inés Plaza Lazo, Pauł Sochacki
Managing Editors: Hallie Frost, Sebastjan Brank
Distribution & Coordination: Chris Paxton
Content Management: Karina Rovira
Cover Artworks: Gabriel Von Max, Paulina Nolte, Agnieszka Brzeżańska
Design: Till Sperrle
Druck: Presse-Druck- und Verlags- GmbH, Augsburg, DE