Thu 13 Dec 2018, 6.30–8pm
Cass Research Seminars:
After Venice: Peter St John, Marcus Taylor, Venice Fellows and the British Council


The Wash Houses
The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design
London E1 7TP

British Pavilion 2018 Venice

This special Cass Research Seminar is about the British Council sponsored Island at the British Pavilion for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, which ran from 26 May to 25 November 2018.

This year, the British Pavilion Island by architects Caruso St John and artist Marcus Taylor was awarded Special Mention for the coveted Golden Lion Award for Best National Pavilion by La Biennale di Venezia. The pavilion responded to Freespace – the theme by curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara – with the construction of a new public gathering space above the empty British Pavilion, in the Giardini in Venice.

Speakers will discuss the concept and the reality of the pavilion, the British Council's relationship with the Biennale and the Fellowship scheme, and the research which has been undertaken in Venice.


- Professor Peter St John, The Cass (Caruso St John Architects, collaborator on British Pavilion)
- Marcus Taylor (Artist, collaborator on British Pavilion) (tbc)
- Tarn Philipp (Venice Fellowship)
- Genevieve Marciniak (British Council)

The Venice Fellowships, organized and supported by the British Council, are a unique opportunity for students, graduates and researchers to spend a month in Venice during one of the world’s most significant art and architecture biennales. Fellows choose one of several core themes, which are investigated through site-specific and archival research.

About Cass Research Seminars

Cass Research Seminars are a series of public conversations which enable researchers to test and present their ideas in conversation with peers and a broader audience. The sessions seek cross-fertilisation of ideas and provoke discussion. Typically, they consist of two to three presentations of 15 minutes each followed by chaired discussion.

We had a productive year in 2017/18. Presenters found that the session deepened their work and added unexpected avenues to their thinking. All are welcome at Cass Research Seminars, both from inside and outside The Cass. For more information email and follow us on Twitter for the latest information @CassResearch

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