0222 2038 – The New Serenity ×

2038, the German Pavilion at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale, invites you to discover a story between fact and fiction. It is based on the knowledge and visions of a collaborative team of international experts from architecture, art, ecology, economy, philosophy, politics, science, and technology. Together, the team behind 2038 strives to explore our future society through prefigurative politics, illustrating modes of organization and social relationships to come. In a series of films reporting from both the fictive present and past of 2038, it tells the story of a better world in which everything, though imperfect, is better in some pretty profound and radical way. Read more

Today, in the year 2038, we have mastered the great crises. It was close, but we made it. The ecological, social and economical disasters of the 2020s brought people, states, institutions and companies together. They committed themselves to fundamental rights and co-created viable, adaptable systems and legal frameworks on a global basis, giving decentralized, local structures the space to maintain and create diverse models of coexisting. Technology and big data helped turn new and old ideas into reality. And often architects were part of the dénouements because they brought answers instead of further questions. Drama is now history. We live in a radical democracy, in a radical bureaucracy. On a planet that doesn’t know or need heroes or villains.

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2019 – 2038
German Pavilion, Venice Biennale of Architecture
How will we live together?
2038 – An international team of architects, artists, ecologists, economists, scientists, politicians and writers initiated by Arno Brandlhuber, Olaf Grawert, Nikolaus Hirsch and Christopher Roth.
Arts of the Working Class, Diann Bauer, Jan Bauer, BBSR, BMI, Bureau N, Benjamin Burq, cfk architetti, Elke Doppelbauer, Tobia de Eccher, Kurt Eggenschwiler, Ludwig Engel, Cosimo Flohr, Lenny Flohr, Michaela Friedberg, Jan-Peter Gieseking, Goethe Institut, Dorothee Hahn, Hecker’s Hotel Kurfürstendamm, Helene Hegemann, Holger Heissmeyer, Angelika Hinterbrandner, Pan Hu, JUNG, Sonja Junkers, Roberta Jurčić, Lukas Kubina, Motif, Motor Productions, Jorge Orozco, Verena Otto, Poligonal, RAUE Rechtsanwälte und Rechtsanwältinnen, Rebiennale, Meghan Rolvien, Saygel, Schreiber & Gioberti, Max Senges, Sol Marino, Michael Stöppler, The Laboratory of Manuel Bürger, Jeanne Tremsal, Galaad Van Daele, VITRA International, Julian Wäckerlin, Julia Werlen, Why Ventures
Blaise Agüera y Arcas, Diana Alvarez-Marin, Andrés Arauz, Mara Balestrini, Sandra Bartoli, Jan Bauer, Tatiana Bilbao, Oana Bogdan, Mohamed Bourouissa, Jakob Brandtberg Knudsen & Lorenz von Seidlein, Francesca Bria, Otis Sloan Brittain, Vera Bühlmann, Mary Ellen Carroll, Vint Cerf, Keller Easterling, Joao Enxuto & Erica Love, ExRotaprint, Yona Friedman, Renée Gailhoustet, Laura Henno, Fabrizio Hochschild Drummond, Ludger Hovestadt, Jennifer Jacquet & Becca Franks, Mitchell Joachim, Claudia Kessler, Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou, Ulrich Kriese, Nikolaus Kuhnert, Christopher Kulendran Thomas & Annika Kuhlmann, Phyllis Lambert, Lawrence Lessig, Cedric Libert, Ferdinand Ludwig & Daniel Schoenle, Suhail Malik, Charlotte Malterre-Barthes, Hilary Mason, V. Mitch McEwen, James Meadway, Omoju Miller, Evgeny Morozov, Motif, Salum Mshamu, Caroline Nevejan, Bahar Noorizadeh, Sabine Oberhuber & Thomas Rau, Joana Pope, Denis 'Jaromil' Roio, Raquel Rolnik, Juliana Rotich, Saygel, Schreiber & Gioberti, Patrik Schumacher, Deane Simpson, Bruce Sterling, Lia Strenge, Audrey Tang, Terra 0, Iris van der Tuin, Marcus Vesterager, Eyal Weizman, E. Glen Weyl, Mark Wigley, Hannah Wood, Erez Yoeli, Tirdad Zolghadr, and many others

Trailer "The New Serenity 2038"