The Port and the Fall of Icarus is part of the extended program of the Dutch Pavilion, ‘Work, Body, Leisure’, for the Venice Biennale 2018, curated by Marina Otero Verzier. The project is composed of four complementary components: an installation inside the Dutch Pavilion with fourteen drawings and seven models, a public installation at Riva dei Sette Martiri in Venice, two public events in Venice and Rotterdam, and a publication.

Departing from a rather critical proposition on the rationale of logistics, and in particular the port, the project seeks possible scenarios for the future development of the port with respect to its relationship to the city, its territory, and forms of labour. These scenarios have been generated through a year-long research and educational program in collaboration with TU Delft and IUAV Venezia.

The Port and the Fall of Icarus could have not been possible without the intellectual and financial support of Creative Industries Fund NL, Port of Rotterdam, Port of Venice, LDE Center for Metropolis and Mainport, TU Delft DIMI– Delft Deltas, Infrastructures & Mobility Initiative, and L’Ermitage.

A project by:
Hamed Khosravi
Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin
Filippo LaFleur

In collaboration with:
Miles Gertler
Baktash Sarang Javanbakht
Alessandro Pedron

Modeling and design assistant:
Mariapaola Michelotto

Graphic design (posters):

Igreg Studio

Photographic essays:
Giovanna Silva

Publisher (book):
Humboldt Books

Commissioned by: 
Het Nieuwe Instituut, produced in collaboration with and supported by Creative Industries Fund NL

Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment Department of Urbanism, TUDelft

* The Logistics manifesto is developed in part by Hamed Khosravi, Francesco Marullo, and Amir Djalali for the Architecture of Fulfilment at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia 2014

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