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Graft Architekten und Marianne Birthler
Lars Krückeberg, Wolfram Putz, Marianne Birthler and Thomas Willemeit are the curators of the German Pavilion at the Architecture Biennale 2018.
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Lars Krückeberg, Wolfram Putz, Marianne Birthler and Thomas Willemeit are the curators of the German Pavilion at the Architecture Biennale 2018.

German contribution to the 16th International Architecture Exhibition announced

The curators for the German contribution of "Unbuilding Walls" at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice have been announced: Graft Architects and Marianne Birthler.

The exhibition “Unbuilding Walls” is intended to respond to the current debates about nations, protectionism and ostracization. The team of curators, consisting of Wolfram Putz, Thomas Willemeit and Lars Krückeberg of Graft Architects and the former Federal Commissioner for the former State Security Service Archive, Marianne Birthler, have taken a special jubilee next year as the occasion for their concept: in 2018 Germany will have been reunited for 28 years, exactly as long as the Berlin Wall existed. For the German Pavilion, Graft and Marianne Birthler are planning, so the press release would have it, to “explore the impact of division and the process of healing as a dynamic satial phenomenon,” and will thus reference the overarching theme of the International Architecture Exhibition, “Freespace”, set by architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara from Grafton. The detailed exhibition concept will be presented in early 2018. (AS)