What used to be the fortress of the family and the individual is now a marketable asset in the economy, which leads to wonder whether the online marketplace for short-term lodging hasn't changed the home for good. [...]
The AIRBNB Pavilion critically engages with the corporations owning the means of our identity, providing the infrastructure for our everyday lives and redefining the private realm and national borders. — AIRBNB Pavilion
Initiated independently from the Venice Biennale, a concurrent exhibition known as the "AIRBNB Pavilion" will occur in the homes of neighboring Venetians from June 4th to 6th, during the Biennale's opening week. While not apparently affiliated (officially speaking) with Airbnb, the Pavilion means to make explicit the sharing-economy's service as a new interpretation of domestic, private and public spaces, and its irreversible effect on housing and travel within cities.
The exhibition is curated by architects Alessandro Bava, Octave Perrault, Luis Ortega Govela and Fabrizio Ballabio, and will feature art and architectural works in a series of homes. Locations will be announced on June 3.