If you are anywhere near the realm of architecture… You have heard about the Venice Biennale. Biannual (hence the name) it is a wonderful playground for modern architects to collectively comment on current themes in society. This year, the theme was common ground. What is interesting is how broad this term stretched, and how differently each architect responded to it. Some looked to current projects that either looked at their impact on the community (or vise versa) while others looked at common ground in architecture and the network that forms within the profession. Needless to say, this was the reason I went to Venice, and it was one of the best decisions that I could have made. Here is part one of some of my favorite images from the exhibits.