Three-Minute Video on Shelter Exhibit at Architettura Biennale in Venice

I just discovered this online. It was such an honor to be recognized at this exhibition. These were my hosts, architect/teacher Leopold Banchini (left) and artist/curator/teacher Lukas Feireiss (right). They both spent an afternoon here in our studio in 2019, planning the exhibit, which displayed our books Shelter, Domebook One, and Domebook 2, as well as stick models made from the buildings shown in our books.

I also just read that 300,000 people attended the exhibit, a biennial international architectural exhibition which was open from May to November in Venice. That means that maybe at least 100,000 people saw the Shelter exhibit, since it was just inside the entrance. Wow!

A bunch of posts from my trip to Venice in October:

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

5 Responses to Three-Minute Video on Shelter Exhibit at Architettura Biennale in Venice

  1. “My life is a series of mistakes…” Most will never admit to such things.
    But such is life.
    Best wishes for this New Year!

  2. That was really cool Lloyd. It’s says a lot that your work and ideas are appreciated and provide inspiration across several generations.
    And not just us oldies.😉

  3. Nice one Lloyd. Mistakes are how we learn and it is a lifelong journey. Yours has been equal parts fascinating and inspiring.

  4. O Lloyd, it brings tears of joy in my eyes, to see this hommage to you in venice!!! And wonderfull pictures arise in me of our walk through the jungle in Costa Rica! So inspiring and a shift to light all your traces you left all over the world with your power of creativity !….with a big smile
    Dagmar from Germany Hamburg

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