16th International Architecture Exhibition, National Pavilion of Antigua and Barbuda, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Preservation Green LLC had the honor of designing the exhibition and space for the inaugural Architectural Pavilion of Antigua and Barbuda at the 2018 Venice Biennale. The mission statement of the Pavilion is Environmental Justice as a Civil Right; presenting three distinct subjects of importance to Antigua and Barbuda ands how these are of interest to Venice and other fragile maritime communities. The exhibition design is complex as it represents an investigation into the acute crisis of climate change facing this island nation, cutting edge sustainability and unique partnerships. The Exhibit focuses on the cultural heritage and rebuilding of Barbuda following the devastation of Hurricane Irma, the expansion of Victoria Park and its Botanical Gardens in the capital of St. Johns, and the Government House Restoration Initiative which received the honour of distinction when placed on the World Monuments Watch List for 2018. The exhibit included building three watercolor and wood models, preparing prototype designs, and preparing presentation information panels and showcases. The exhibit ran until November 2018, was then adapted to The New School's Shelia C. Johnson Design Center Gallery in New York and is continuing to tour in the US.