13/9/2019: BHSF @ XII International Architecture Biennale of São Paulo

Also Involved
TU München, RWTH Aachen

We, a collective of two university chairs and an architecture firm and with the financial aid of the RWTH Aachen, the TU Munich as well as the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, will present a functioning ice cream parlor at the XII International Architecture Biennale of São Paulo for the visitors to enjoy. With this intervention it is our intention to draw attention to the importance of this commonplace meeting-space for the German-speaking parts of Europe, but also to highlight that behind every such ice cream parlour is a story of Italian immigration all over the world. The story of the «Zoldani» is worth telling because it is principally about how cultures enrich each other and in the current political climate in Brazil, Italy, but also in the rest of Europe, talking about the phenomenon of the ice cream parlour seems especially important. The exhibition will be opened on the 13th of September at the Centro Cultural São Paulo. More on the biennale here