For the whole time of the Venice Biennale, Blurring the Lines joins an international group of 212 architects, artists, academics, and creative professionals from over 51 countries invited to investigate our relationship with space and time, re-envisioning new ways of living and rethinking architecture through a larger lens.
Blurring the lines’ focus on commitment and social/environmental concerns matches well the topic of the exhibition reflecting on the issues of our time, participants asked themselves what they can do to improve the quality of our life sustainably, with climate change, migration, water, and rapid urbanization, being the major challenges.
The 2020 edition of Blurring the lines was curated by Steve Bisson, Lisanne van Happen & John Fleetwood. For this edition, and among the 151 very high-quality projects coming from 38 participating photography schools worldwide, curators selected 3 winners and 33 finalists.
The theme for the 5th edition of the call is “Commitment” as the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc., or an engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action. The question of photography’s commitment to real-world issues and its relationship provides significant directives for promoting a social engagement from photographers, which is changing the photographic tool.
For more information about the project, www. blurringthelines.org