Mutualism in Art and Architecture

A Hybrid Closing Reception at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia

Friday, November 19, 2021
9-10:30am ET (3-4:30 pm in Venice)

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Celebrating the Philippine Pavilion’s Structures of Mutual Support and Open Collectives: Architecture for an Equitable Digital Economy.

In both installations in Arsenale, film, architectural installations, and texts explore the relationship between the solidarity economy, art, and architecture. Art and architecture forge new cultural imaginaries, vocabularies, and civic structures to enable mutualist groups to flourish and gain visibility; so too, the co-creative process galvanizes its participants, inciting new imaginative futures. Join us for a cross-sector conversation.

Open Collectives

Featured in the Biennale Architettura 2021 and in Arsenale, Open Collectives is an immersive installation featuring digital platforms and architectural projects that seek to leverage the power of solidarity in order to strengthen economic sovereignty, housing affordability, communal self-determination, and mutual aid.

Open Collectives was initiated by Rafi Segal with Sarah Williams in collaboration with futurist Greg Lindsay and artist and ACT lecturer Marisa Morán Jahn.

Architects Sudarshan V. Khadka Jr. and Alexander Eriksson Furunes, Curators, Philippine Pavilion
Rafi Segal, Architect, Associate Professor, MIT and Marisa Morán Jahn, Artist/Filmmaker, Associate Dir of Integrated Design, The New School; Senior Researcher, MIT


Arturo Escobar, Design Anthropologist, Author, Designs for the Pluriverse
Koray Caliskan, Economic Sociologist, Associate Professor of Strategic Design and Management, The New School