this year at the Venice Art Biennale, 50 different countries were chosen to design a pavilion that represents their country. many agreed that Russia‘s was the most striking of all, as it was completely covered from top to bottom in QR codes. when you enter the space – called Skolkovo – guests are encouraged to use iPads to decode what is really happening in the space.
it reveals the plans for a future city outside of Moscow – “a high-tech project, it’s all about innovation, about new level of living, about how science and modern technologies come into human’s life. That is why our exposition is exceptional one this year. We have created a space that is physical and virtual at the same time” – says Grigory Revzin, commissioner of the pavilion.
Skolkovo will have universities, research centers, and over 500 tech companies will be relocated here to make a city entirely dedicated to science. in fact, people are already drawing similarities to silicon valley of the US!
downstairs in the pavilion, you can check out a glimpse into the past of the Soviet Union, where the government used to house secret science towns. Skolkovo’s agenda is completely the opposite – an open and collaborative city dedicated to innovation!
the QR codes are a cool way to bring in technology we understand to the exhibition, and what you learn from the codes about the future city is even more interesting!
images via World Architects