For over 120 years the Venice Biennale has been one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world. We are happy to announce that “Warka Village” project has been selected to be exhibited at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, at the Italian Pavilion "Resilient Communities"
Architect Arturo Vittori has been asked to present his Warka Village project as an effective installation of the Venice Architecture Biennale located in Cameroon. A different and innovative vision that turns an Exhibition installation from transient to permanent architecture, which becomes helpful and usable for the local community. A new way to tackle climate changes and to create a connection between humans, nature, and art.
The “Warka Village” is the title of a documentary project based on the real history of the work of the non-profit Warka Water Inc. & Partners, conducted between 2019-2021 in Cameroon, for the realization of the Warka Village, in support of the local ethnic group of the Pygmy peoples. The documentary is organized into 9 6pisodes, total duration of about 1 hour.
The story of the Warka Water non-profit, through a sequence of more than 500 photos in a slideshow. Fundamental issues are underlined such as water access, deforestation, resilience, sanitation. Photos reported from Haiti, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Togo.
The Slideshow will be on display from May 22nd to November 21st at "La Biennale di Venezia 2021", the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, at the Italian Pavilion "Resilient Communities".
We are excited that one of the world’s highest cultural institutions is recognizing Warka Water’s impact on communities. This prestigious recognition is an opportunity to further advance our work in communities in need and improve their quality of life. We want to thank our sponsors for supporting our work and making this possible. Together we will make a difference.