the Royal Australian Institute of Architecture (RAIA) presents ‘repair’, an exhibition inside the australian pavilion at the venice biennale 2018.
The curators have installed ten thousand plants inside and outside of the pavilion — this component of the exhibition, entitled grasslands repair, will serve as a reminder of what is at stake when we occupy land – just one percent of these threatened species are left in their native ecosystem. the pavilion will be transformed into a field of vegetation, allowing visitors to enter a physical dialogue between architecture and the endangered plant community.
To accompany the green setting, Linda tegg and Baracco+Wright Architects have made an experimental video series, entitled ground, showcasing fifteen Australian projects that unpack diverse iterations of repair, which will be projected inside the pavilion. A third installation, skylight, will incorporate lighting to simulate the sun’s energy required to sustain the plants inside the pavilion. through each of these works, the curators aim to provoke a rethinking of how we value and therefore create the built environment.