Madeleine Kessler Architecture


The Garden of Privatised Delights (London)

The Garden of Privatised Delights, the exhibition for the British Pavilion at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale, has opened at the Building Centre in London. Curated by Madeleine Kessler and Manijeh Verghese the exhibition explores privatised public space across the UK. The global pandemic and associated lockdowns has highlighted the importance of accessible public spaces and made the need to address issues of inequality even more critical. The Garden of Privatised Delights proposes proactive ways in which we can work together towards a more equitable society. From the outset our ambition has been to widen access to the discussion around privatised public space. We are delighted that the exhibition can now be experienced by audiences in the UK who were previously unable to travel to Venice, and look forward to continuing the conversation on how to create more inclusive spaces.

Find out more about the Garden of Privatised Delights at the 17th International Venice Biennale

CLIENT Building Centre

COLLABORATORS Built Works, Public Works, Studio Polpo, The Decorators, Unscene Architecture, vPPR, Kellenberger White, Arup, Buro Happold, Install Archive, Jonathan Cook Landscape Architects

SPONSORS Built Environment Trust, British Council, Architectural Association, Museum of Architecture

TOP PHOTO Thomas Adank

OTHER PHOTOS Chris Jackson