Kazuyo Sejima, Director of the 12th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia

A note from Kazuyo Sejima on this year's Venice Biennale

The first woman to curate the Venice Biennale says more about this year's theme

The inspiration for this year's Venice Biennale theme: 'People Meet in Architecture' comes from what we [Ryue Nishizawa - her partner at the architecture practice SANAA] think about architecture. Basically, all of our projects try to create an atmosphere for people. We have said before that we try to make architecture that feels like a park. This has to do with making an atmosphere that can be experienced and used in many ways. It can be grand or it can be intimate.


Kazuyo Sejima is the curator of the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale, the co-winner of the 2010 Pritzker Prize and a partner at the architecture firm SANAA.