Archinect - News 2014-04-23T20:03:20-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/56587075/editor-s-picks-280 Editor's Picks #280 Nam Henderson 2012-09-03T23:21:00-04:00 >2012-09-04T01:41:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g0/g0918wdqs03d22ci.jpg" width="514" height="1378" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Architects' Journal reported that Wolf Prix referred to the Venice Architectural Biennale as an &lsquo;expensive dance of death&rsquo; and went on to claim a &lsquo;great&rsquo; biennale would have featured forums and themes looking &lsquo;behind the scenes&rsquo; at decision-making. mimiz took on the charge "having just come back from venice where I moderated several panel discussions on the behind the scenes making of interventions at the US Pavilion, I think Prix is sucking on some sour grapes."</p></em><br /><br /><p> For the latest feature in the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/557/student-works" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Student Works</a>&nbsp;series <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/55956512/nicholas-waissbluth" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Waissbluth</a> &nbsp;explored&nbsp;the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/55830183/student-works-insitu-medellin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">inaugural workshop for the INSITU program which took place in Medellin, Colombia</a>. INSITU is&nbsp;an initiative founded by Blokcad Lab and uAbureau in 2011 to implement projects that investigate the informal development of cities, its non-consolidated urban spaces and auto- construction processes.</p> <p> <strong>News</strong></p> <p> The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/56243314/wolf-prix-attacks-chipperfield-s-banal-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects' Journal reported</a> that Wolf Prix referred to&nbsp; the Venice Architectural Biennale as an&nbsp; &lsquo;expensive dance of death&rsquo;. The Coop Himmelb(l)au-founder went on to claim a &lsquo;great&rsquo; biennale would have featured forums and themes looking &lsquo;behind the scenes&rsquo; at decision-making &lsquo;instead of boring exhibitions&rsquo;.&nbsp;<strong>job job</strong> noted there was a "<em>Better source at Building Design, but their need for registration denies access to many" </em>and<em>&nbsp;</em><strong>toasteroven</strong>&nbsp;wondered "<em>wouldn't wolf prix's buildings classify as &lsquo;expensive dances of death?</em>"</p> <p> Meanwhile <strong>mimiz</strong> took on the charge more directly "<em>having just come back from v...</em></p>