Rachel Armstrong, scientific curator of the IDEA Laboratory in the Azerbaijan Pavilion where the exhibition Vita Vitale took place during the 56th Venice Biennale, talks about a set of surprising experiments designed to resolve the island city’s environmental challenges. Listen to this conversation to learn about artists, scientists, and architects creating models for living architecture. Also featured, Davide de Lucrezia, Explora Biotech, Venice.
Sound Editor: Kris McConnachie Photos courtesy Rachel Armstrong, Robert Styblo, and Cathy Byrd
1. The IDEA Laboratory was part of the international exhibition Vita Vitale curated by ArtWise curators for Azerbaijan’s 56th Venice Art Biennale exhibition.
2. This April, Rachel Armstrong joins a gathering of artists, scientists, and writers at the Rauschenberg Residency on Captiva Island, off the west coast of Florida, to consider creative solutions to climate change.