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Volunteer Applications are now closed. We will be notifying successful applicants by the end of March 2018.

The Venice Architecture Biennale is the most important event on the International contemporary architecture calendar. Thousands of the world’s most influential architects, designers, urban planners, developers and critics visit the Biennale, with considerable discussion and commentary in the architectural press and general media as a direct result. The Australian Institute of Architects is committed to a substantial Australian presence in 2018.

Taking place from 26 May to 25 November 2018, the Biennale attracts over 220,000 visitors across the six month. As a participant at the Biennale, you will be exposed to a unique opportunity to work with the Institute, Australian exhibition creative team, and be a part of this global event.

At the Venice Biennale, you will be exposed to an international Architecture discourse and have a chance to participate in your profession’s premier event. Hundreds of exhibitions will expose you to multiple ways of expanding your approach to your profession. It is for this reason that we would like to offer this opportunity to students and graduates. In the spirit of the theme Freespace, and the Australian Pavilion theme of Repair, which supports the strengthening of collaboration across disciplines to address the difficult issues facing our built environment and planet, we would like to open the submissions to students and graduates of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design.

The Institute is seeking expressions of interest from students and graduates wishing to participate as caretakers and custodians of ‘Repair’ at the Australian pavilion for a period of time between 16 May and 3 December 2018 (including installation and de-install).

Before applying please carefully read the full requirements for participating as a volunteer at the Australian Pavilion.

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