The opening program at the Dutch Pavilion during the vernissage of the Venice Architecture Biennale

Thursday, 26 May 2016 

  • 11 AM

Official opening of ‘BLUE: Architecture of UN Peacekeeping Missions’ with General Tom Middendorp, Chief of Defence

  • 5 PM

Live performance by the Malian rapper Master Soumy

Friday, 27 May 2016

  • 10 AM

Breakfast discussion: Who Side Are You On?

By Volume Magazine with Malkit Shoshan, Kai Vöckler, Reinier de Graaf and Ethel Baraona Pohl and Arjen Oosterman

  • 11 AM


An e-book launch and a discussion with Ethel Baraona Pohl, Marina Otero, Anna Puigjaner, Vera Sacchetti, César Reyes, Tamar Shafrir and Malkit Shoshan

  • 12:30

X Agendas for Architecture

A book launch and a discussion with Tom Avermaete, Marc Schoonderbeek, Sarah Lorenzen, José María Nava Townsend, Hannah Le Roux, Michiel Riedijk and Oscar Rommens

  • 4 PM

How can European cities welcome refugees?

Floris Alkemade, the Dutch Government architect, invites the curators of the Finnish, Austrian and Dutch pavilions to join in a conversation to address one of the most prominent urgencies of our time, the refugee crisis.

With Floris Alkemade, Matthias Bottger,  Elke Delugan-Meissl, Juulia Kauste and Malkit Shoshan

Further information will be available soon.