English and Ukrainian
BEFORE THE FUTURE
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Before the Future
—Ukrainian Pavilion at the 18th Biennale Architettura in Venice.
Before the Future marks the return of the Pavilion of Ukraine to the Biennale Architettura 2023 after a nine-year absence. The catalog contains texts and images by the curators and collectives, as well as additional articles and essays that expand on the discussions initiated within the project.
In the exhibition and its accompanying program, the grass-covered defensive earthworks in the Giardini and the dark, enclosed shelter in the Arsenale are spaces for Ukrainian architects and practitioners from various fields to raise questions—questions about telling stories during wartime, about the value of collective action in the face of threat, about the multitude of topics that unite architects in Ukraine today, about questions that must be asked today, before the future.
Over a period of four months, five temporary collectives create a program of changing exhibitions in both locations of the Pavilion—about reconstruction, ecology, care, commemoration, and the future. These exhibitions originate from within the Ukrainian context and involve a wide range of participants, with the aim of creating spaces and dialogues fostering mutual understanding.
Curators: Iryna Miroshnykova, Oleksii Petrov, Borys Filonenko
Editors: Oleksii Petrov, Kateryna Ulianova
Texts: Artem Borysov, Bohdan Kuchenko, Estefania Mompean Botias, Yevheniia Belorusets, Ivan Moysiyenko, Natalia Mysak, Elena Orap, Olena Shchepeleva, Dariia Tsymbaliuk, Oleksii Vasyliuk, and also collective texts by the participants and the curatorial team.
Visual identity: Fedoriv marketing ↺ innovations
Design and layout: Ostap Yashchuk
Translation from Ukrainian into English: Iryna Kurhanska
Cover photo: Sasha Kurmaz
Editing: Іryna Kurhanska, Clemens Poole
Profreading: Victoria Berkut