A hybrid platform accompanying the Who is We? exhibition at the Pavilion of the Netherlands at the Biennale Architettura 2021 in Venice. The exhibition questions the dominant structures and histories we inhabit and inherit, presenting an urbanism that is female, of colour, Indigenous, queer, and multispecies.
Who is We? is the counter-question of Het Nieuwe Instituut to the Biennale Architettura 2021 theme ‘How will we live together?’. Social and ecological urgencies demand that architects and urbanists regard ‘we’ as an even more pluralised pronoun that encompasses all humans and more-than-humans such as soil, plants and animals. The knowledge, values, and methodologies necessary for this transformation have been developed throughout history but are largely unknown to the architectural canon.