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Leopold Banchini Interview at the Venice Biennale

“There Are Walls that Want to Prowl” is an homage to Lloyd Khan’s self-built movement in the 1960s and 70s – and its holistic and organic understanding of green building.

Architect Leopold Banchini and cultural curator Lukas Feireiss describe Kahn as not just a publisher whose texts have inspired them deeply, but a pioneer who shaped the green, self-build movement in the USA and beyond, like no other. They explore the question “How will we live together?” through definitions of shelter, application of wood structures, degrowth models and retrospectives.

The exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale is supported by Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, and DiSé.

The Holcim Foundation will announce the latest Holcim Awards prize winners on November 13 as part of the Venice Biennale. The “Building Conversations” interview series with thought leaders at the Venice Biennale is brought to you by Holcim.

Last Updated: October 07, 2021
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