After Venice: Peter St John, Marcus Taylor, Venice Fellows and the British Council

This special Cass Research Seminar is about the British Council sponsored Island at the British Pavilion.

This special Cass Research Seminar is about the British Council sponsored Island at the British Pavilion for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, which ran from 26 May to 25 November 2018.

This year, the British Pavilion Island by architects Caruso St John and artist Marcus Taylor was awarded Special Mention for the coveted Golden Lion Award for Best National Pavilion by La Biennale di Venezia. The pavilion responded to Freespace – the theme by curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara – with the construction of a new public gathering space above the empty British Pavilion, in the Giardini in Venice.

Speakers will discuss the concept and the reality of the pavilion, the British Council's relationship with the Beinnale and the Fellowship scheme, and the research which has been undertaken in Venice.


  • Professor Peter St John, The Cass (Caruso St John Architects, collaborator on British Pavilion)
  • Marcus Taylor (Artist, collaborator on British Pavilion) (tbc)
  • Tarn Philipp (Venice Fellowship)
  • Genevieve Marciniak (British Council)

The Venice Fellowships, paid for by the British Council, are a unique opportunity for students, graduates and researchers to spend a month in Venice during one of the world’s most significant art and architecture biennales. Fellows choose one of several core themes, which are investigated through site-specific and archival research.

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A drone photography of the Island British Pavilion


Date/time Thursday 13 December 2018 at 6.30pm
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Location London Metropolitan University-The Cass
The Wash Houses
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