TAKING CARE, the theme of the Italian Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia, curated by TAMassociati (Massimo Lepore, Raul Pantaleo, Simone Sfriso) in line with “Reporting from the Front” by the director of the Architecture Biennale 2016, Alejandro Aravena, tells of architecture created with the communities. A definitely social view of architecture developed in three sections, ‘Thinking’, ‘Meeting, and ‘Acting’: an exploration on the theme of the common good, a review of the most interesting projects in this area and, above all, a specific call to action.
The section entitled ‘Acting’ is the highlight of the exhibition, and hosts the aliases of five structures that have been conceived to offer direct intervention in Italian areas of marginality: mobile modules designed by five Italian design studios in collaboration with just as many humanitarian organisations: AIB (the Italian Library Association), Emergency, Legambiente, Libera, UISP (the Italian Association of Sport for All). The modules will be built and made roadworthy to become concrete tools for promoting social improvement and protection.
Arper is proud to support the creation of the vehicle for Emergency and thus to promote an innovative and cultured way of thinking that encourages sustainable choices, from materials to processes, from the environment to the focus on the individual.
As Claudio Feltrin, President of Arper, states: “We chose to support this initiative because we believe that businesses have an important social responsibility. Supporting the Emergency module in providing medical care and cultural mediation in the area gives Arper the opportunity to contribute to the common good through decisive action, by raising awareness on issues regarding health, which is not only a value but also a fundamental right of our society.”