Ahead of the opening of the 18th Venice Architecture Biennale, AN speaks with the curators of the American Pavilion

Last fall, Tizziana Baldenebro and Lauren Leving were announced as the curators of the next iteration of the United States’ contribution to the Venice Architecture Biennale. Their proposal offers a close look at the material possibilities of plastic for architects, designers, and artists. In the midst of finalizing the pavilion’s offerings, Baldenebro and Leving spoke with AN’s executive editor Jack Murphy about their efforts.

AN: Why plastic?

Tizziana Baldenebro (TB): We live in Ohio and are surrounded by plastic. Petrochemical polymers are one of the state’s leading industries. Especially after events like the Norfolk Southern derailment, the presence of plastics is

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