Non-Extractive Architecture: On Designing Without Depletion is an exhibition presenting research for a new type of architecture that does not exploit the planet.
The exhibition is part of Italian research studio Space Caviar's manifesto of the same name, which comprises a book alongside the exhibition. It calls on architects to design buildings that do not deplete the earth's natural resources.
The exhibition takes place at Palazzo delle Zattere in Venice, which is the headquarters of cultural foundation V–A–C.
The exhibition is a live research platform that runs alongside the Venice Architecture Biennale. It presents the evolving research of what Space Caviar describes as an "active laboratory" in collaboration with ten selected international research residents.
The exhibition consists of the records of the debates and conversations during the laboratory, which seeks to define and develop the concept of Non-Extractive Architecture. These are documented on the walls of Palazzo delle Zattere and will contribute to a second book that will be published next year.
Due to coronavirus, the exhibition is currently closed and will open once Covid regulations allow it to.
Non-Extractive Architecture: On Designing without Depletion takes place from 15 March to 31 January 2022 at V–A–C Zattere Dorsoduro 1401, 30123 Venice, Italy.