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Venice Architecture Biennale 2012

Venice Architecture Biennale 2012

The U.S. Pavilion exhibit, Spontaneous Interventions, (winner of a 13th Venice Architecture Biennale Jury Special Mention) is a record of 124 remakings of the city, each a deliberate commoning, a grassroots intervention to rapidly render physical some form of a collective desire for a better life.

Spontaneous Interventions projects U.S. Pavilion Venice Biennale 2012

Spontaneous Interventions U.S. Pavilion 2012 Venice Biennale

» M-A-D developed the brand identity, banner design, publication, website, communications and the History of Urbanism floor exhibit. The exhibit was designed by M-A-D and Freecell.

» S.I. was curated by Cathy Lang Ho, with David van der Leer and Ned Cramer.

» Spontaneous Interventions was also exhibited in 2013 at the Chicago Cultural Center.


S.I. is M-A-D’s 2nd installation at the Venice Biennale. See AirXY
other collaborative participatory projects: Catalysts/ExperimentaDesign + DinnerConversation