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Venice Biennale

Placemaking Event


From 22 May 2021 to 21 November 2021


Venice (Italy)


19 October 2021



ASeedlingPlace in the Venice Biennale, is inspired by an installation of thea structure Kaimakli Gardens that was fabricated and installed in September 2020 in Kaimakli, Nicosia within the framework of the A-Place project.  

Responding to the new realities of social distancing and the need to redefine the role of public space in its capacity to connect communities, the structure in Kaimakli, acted as a trigger for a socially diverse neighbourhood to reimagine their public spaces, starting from the simple act of planting and tending a garden. The installation presented at the Cyprus national Pavilion, reinterprets and evolves this idea in an exhibition setting. It acts as a scaffolding to a collective garden where visitors participate by planting, tending and growing seeds and cuttings.

The project expands in a digital format called, #ASeedlingPlace*, which acts as a digital repository for a series of activities organised by Urban Gorillas and the extended A-Place partnership. 

The A-Place partners are invited to participate in parallel actions related to the idea of community building through the act of planting. The digital repository will take on the role of a collective garden, recording activities such as communal planting, guided walks with the topic of gardens, oral history recordings, guerrilla gardening actions, and the creation of artworks. This digital garden, just like the one in Venice, is perceived as an open process, acting as a framework triggering activities by communities and individuals.


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Veronika Antoniou


Teresa Tourvas  



Curating team of the Cyprus Pavilion, Artists, Architects, A-Place Partners, Other visitors