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Wisdom of the Land

Wisdom of the Land

Stage: 2018
Location: Arsenale, Venice, Italy
Client: Venice Architecture Biennale.
Architect: Marina Tabassum

MTA was invited by the Pritzker prize winning Grafton Architects, curators of Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 to participate in the curatorial show. In response to the theme ‘Freespace’ MTA created an installation called Wisdom of the Land based on the vernacular research and community engagement in Panigram. The installation was designed as a village courtyard that reflects the symbiotic relationship rural Bangladesh has with nature. A courtyard of a Bengali rural household is a socially, communally vibrant space. All elements showcased in the Biennale was sourced from villagers from all around Bangladesh.