Rural Studio Goes to Venice… by way of Arkansas

Rural Studio is honored to be part of A South Forty, an exhibition featuring architecture of the American South which opened this week in Venice, Italy and will run concurrently with the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Sponsored by the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at University of Arkansas, modus studio, and the Oxford American, the exhibit showcases approximately forty Southern architectural practices loosely collected along Interstate 40 armature of the South. The exhibit highlights the interconnectedness of architecture and Southern culture and celebrates the architecture’s response to regional challenges such as demographic changes and natural disasters.

We are humbled to be displayed among our great and beloved friends, such as Marlon Blackwell, Frank Harmon, Steve Dumez, Anne Marie Duvall, and Roy Decker.

The exhibition will be on display from May 22, 2021 to November 21, 2021 at the Palazzo Mora of the European Cultural Center. For more details about this unique collaboration, review the press release from A South Forty’s team.

Exhibit images courtesy of A South Forty

Newbern Library image courtesy of Timothy Hursley