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Alumni-led firm invited to exhibit at the 2021 Venice Biennale

February 01, 2021
Artistic line graph comparing the water levels between New Orleans and Venice

(Image courtesy of NANO: Concept diagram comparing the water levels of New Orleans and Venice, Italy.)

Alumni Terri Hogan Dreyer (A *01) and Ian Dreyer (A *01) and their New Orleans-based firm NANO LLC have been invited to participate in the 2021 TIME SPACE EXISTENCE exhibit, a part of the globally recognized La Biennale de Venezia (Venice Biennale) exhibit.

NANO is one of only a few New Orleans-based architectures firm to have ever been invited to participate in the Venice Biennale TIME SPACE EXISTENCE exhibition. Tulane School of Architecture Professor Cordula Roser Gray's firm crgarchitecture co-organized and participated in the same exhibition two years ago. For this year, NANO plans to be committed to its Louisiana cultural roots while embedding rigor and process in our exhibit’s experience.

La Biennale de Venezia exhibit, organized and hosted by the European Cultural Centre in Venice, is a platform for architects from around the world to visually present their personal thoughts and creations about and within architecture. The topic TIME SPACE EXISTENCE gives the possibility for each architect to focus on these fundamental existential questions, creating an extraordinary combination of projects and approaches. By combining projects from architecture studios with works of architecture, photography, and sculpture, the exhibition becomes a dialogue between current developments, ideas, and thoughts in art and architecture, highlighting the philosophical concepts of Time, Space and Existence.

The exhibit design team includes:

  • Terri Hogan Dreyer (A *01) – Master of Architecture
  • Ian Dreyer (A *01) – Master of Architecture
  • Kristine Kobila (A *01) – Master of Architecture
  • Jacob Smiley (A ’20) – Master of Architecture
  • Ana Rebecca Chu (A ’20) – Master of Architecture
  • Eva Poon (A ’23) – Master of Architecture

The firm is fundraising to help cover the cost of travel, shipping and logistics, exhibit materials, and entry expenses. You can learn more and donate at the GoFundMe Page.