Venice Re-Mapped, an installation by Johannes Knoops, Interior Design, is currently featured in Palazzo Mora as a part the 15th International Architecture Exhibition—La Biennale di Venezia—in the collateral exhibition TIME-SPACE-EXISTENCE. The work will be on display through November 27. First exhibited at an FIT faculty exhibition, Venice Re-Mapped is an animated voyage through an alternative Venice, one depicted through the idiosyncratic maps found on Venetian business cards. Assembled by collaging the maps found on over 200 Venetian business cards into a single digital model, an alternative city emerges.
This summer the Emily Harvey Foundation gave Knoops a six-and-a-half week residency in Venice, Italy where he pursued his interest in urban narratives. There he also began research on the printer Aldus Pius Manutius (1449-1515), the father of the italic type and establishing the modern use of the semicolon. Specifically his research focused on two misplaced memorial plaques dedicated to Aldus and speculations on a new memorial located at the true location of his printing press.
While in Venice, Knoops also wrote reviews of the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale. His reviews appeared in both ArchNewsNow and the AIA New York News.
For more information, contact Knoops, 212 217.5585.