Time Space Existence 2014, Palazzo Bembo: University of Houston, USA,

Venice Biennale:
Time Space Existence exhibition

A digital exhibit highlighting the fragility of our natural ecosystems, and the design of life's actions to preserve it for generations to come.

by Earthli x Atelier AHA
organised by the European Cultural Centre

Who we are

Earthli x AAHA

We are two young climate-impact focussed businesses that are passionate about tech, culture and environmental consciousness. From individuals to cities, we're looking at all scales to consider solution that advance us forwards against the urgent social and environmental challenges we face with Global Climate Change.

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Earthli is a new social and climate-impact startup empowering urban-dwellers to reconnect cities to our natural ecosystems by growing food, plants and consciousness of local biodiversity and the environment.

With a growing, connected community, we're proving how networks of edible gardens can localize our food systems; build social resilience and well-being; and scale with populations in cities to create micro-habitats that cool our environment and support native wildlife.

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Atelier AHA (AAHA) is an architecture, design and innovation studio with a focus on sustainable and human-centred projects that nurture and enhance life, in all its shapes and forms.

In a materially finite world, we believe everything is connected, and nothing is without cost. With a strategic, holistic and cross-disciplinary approach to design, our goal is to help imagine and create the future, responsibly.

The opportunity

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Venice Biennale Architettura 2021:
Time Space Existence

The Time, Space, Existence exhibition is an architecture exhibition organised by the European Cultural Centre (ECC) of Italy, which runs from the 21st of May, for six months across three scenic locations in the city of Venice.

The exhibition is part of broader event: The Venice Biennale Architecturra, which occurs only once every two years and coincides with a number of other events across the city with a focus on Architecture and Design, attracting guests and selected participants from around the world.

Exhibit to be in the Palazzo Mora (2)

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we've been invited!

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Our invitation

This year Atelier AHA was invited to present at the Venice Biennale, and we have decided to co-present our exhibit with our newly launched social and climate-impact startup, Earthli.

As a team that is crossing multiple disciplines and audiences to create an impact, we are highly conscious of the opportunity this is to simply showcase design. However, we believe it is far more critical to present why we must design, to build social awareness, resilience, and empower action to reach a future that overcomes Climate Change.

We believe that small endeavours can amount to a huge impact, and we take great pride in having been a (99.9%) paperless design studio from our first days, as a result of constantly experimenting with cutting edge technology and testing the status quo.

Similarly, and in the spirit of minimising materials, waste and the environmental impact of this exhibit, we are busy designing an experience that captures the theme of Time, Space, and Existence via Augmented Reality; highlighting how each of us has a role to play in our precious ecosystem that we know as Earth.

However, we have one challenge. We need your help...

Exhibition support

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A call for sponsors

The European Cultural Centre is a non-profit organisation, and for the duration of the Venice Biennale, the Time Space Existence Exhibition is open to the public for free.

In order to cover event costs, participants are asked to make a contribution and as such, corporate, institutional and private sponsors are kindly invited and included in a number of marketing opportunities as part of the event and materials that are passed onto guests throughout the six-month-long exhibition.

For a great number of shared values (as well as an enormous amount of trust and respect we have for your products!) we would love for the opportunity to work with
CommBank
, and have your support as sponsors for this event.

how we align

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Why we want to work with 

CommBank

We believe Commbank as a brand that represent many Australian's, and as a team of two small Aussie businesses, we

is actually innovating in the technology space, and as such, our team have been using Samsung devices for the trust, performance and novelty in tech offerings for a very, very, long time.

To give you an example we even deployed our first mobile AR applications on the Samsung S6 back in 2015, for Architectural purposes.

Since then Samsung has helped push AR forwards in the mobile space. Furthermore, we've seen Samsung lead in sustainability and the endorsements of the UN SDGs, as well as sustainable design practices (before it was cool) and this is something we really value between Atelier AHA and Earthli.

We see our goals as one and the same, and in some form we are using technology to test the status quo, to create something meaningful: a legacy that generates long-term impact for a better world.

These are just some of the values we share.

Common goals

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exhibit CONCEPT

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BLOOM concept storyboard:
Final output is being designed in 3D for Augmented-Reality.

Bloom: The Last Garden

Bloom tells the story - our story - of all sentient life. It speaks to our inheritance as stewards of our blue planet, Earth, and brings to question the actions we take to live within its ecological and material boundaries. Critically it invokes us to consider the legacy we leave beyond our lives.

The exhibit breaks down the need for explanation and dialogue, through a sculptural, interactive AR experience, set in what appears to be one of the last remaining gardens. The narrative highlights the complex relationships, balance, and fragility of the natural world that we are intrinsically a part of, and aims to create awareness and empathy for the needs of all life, of human and fellow biodiversity, within the circular value-chains of a balanced ecosystem with finite resources.

In the context of Global Climate Change and the Earth's ecosystems and biodiversity currently facing collapse, this project demonstrates how small actions can have a major impact on both culture and the environment, and ultimately motivate each of us in the vital role we play in our interconnected ecosystems here on Earth.

Bloom is not a story about hope. It is a story to inspire responsibility and the legacy of taking action —together.

(yeah - we're fans!)

CommBank

products we'd love to endorse

The Venice Biennale presents a unique marketing opportunity, through which we'd love to highlight our sponsor(s), for their brand, products and efforts in sustainability, in this rare occasion. Here are just a few ideas on some of our favourite products that we'd love to help promote:

Samsung Neo QLED and Micro LED technology represent a game-changer for artists, professionals demanding the fine details, craftsmanship and sustainable design in their next tv / display / monitor.

The efforts being made across the board towards the UN SDGs, particularly in reducing the carbon footprint of new models, new levels of screen energy efficiency, and eco-packaging is really fantastic. We also love the new Solar Cell remotes -awesome!

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As creative professionals we love robust tools and great design. Our team also happen to be long time Samsung mobile users and early adopters of the NX-Camera system (we still use this!)

We're huge fans of the next-gen mobile line up, and we use the S-pen on a daily basis.

We think a lot of creatives are missing out and - well - we'd love to showcase what they may be missing in their creative toolbox! #paperless for 6 years and counting!

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Your support means a lot!

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Exhibition benefits

Having the support of
CommBank
not only adds a tremendous amount of attention to the exhibition and our shared mission to inspire action to resolve Climate Change; but sponsorship of our endeavour comes with the following access and benefits to your business in this critical moment in history.
We understand that not all sponsors may be able to contribute a large amount of support so we've arranged for two tiers of support and are grateful to any alternative contributions or options that you may be able to provide.
Ultimately this will help our team cover a number of cost items that enable us and the ECC to deliver this as a meaningful, impactful project, as follows:

x1 sponsor 💪

$25,000 USD sponsorship 🎉

x3 sponsors with equal prominence 💪💪💪

Other options for sponsorship and collaboration:

We would be very open to discuss any other ways in which may be able to support our endeavour, and how we may be able to add more value to such a collaboration.

Likewise, we would also be very open to the potential of extending our collaboration beyond this six month event, if such an opportunity might mutually expand the marketing benefit together.

We're excited to announce, we've tentatively secured a high traffic location for our digital exhibit in the Palazzo Mora Entry Courtyard.
This will allow our project to be experienced by many, socially distanced, during the launch events, and even outside of Palazzo Mora exhibition hours. We're most excited for the opportunity this creates to engage with the broader city community, who enter this garden across the 6 month purely out of curiosity as this space is closed to the public outside of the Venice Biennale period.

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Other options for sponsorship and collaboration:

We would be very open to discuss any other ways in which may be able to support our endeavour, and how we may be able to add more value to such a collaboration.

Likewise, we would also be very open to the potential of extending our collaboration beyond this six month event, if such an opportunity might mutually expand the marketing benefit together.

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Symposia, talk or workshop in Venice:

Sponsorship of the event allow for one sponsor to host their own conference or event in 1 of 4 exhibition venues in Venice, during the Venice Biennale period (free - the costs associated with conference preparation are all included as part of the Exhibition contribution to the ECC)

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In the scenario of multiple sponsors, we would be very keen to elevate each brand by hosting a panel discussion with a designated representative around the topic of sustainability, and discuss the insights and endeavours of each company. This format can be further defined with flexibility to benefit the group.

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Online visibility:

The ECC are working on the implementation of online visibility for our exhibition, with new features and contents in the Virtual Tours. In addition, single projects will be published online on their social media, live broadcasting of events, conferences, etc. to reach a broad audience.

  • ECC Website

    • Sponsor logo will be placed on the ECC website on a page dedicated to sponsors (here).

  • ECC Social media

  • Exhibition Virtual Tours

    • All ECC exhibitions are permanently accessible online through Exhibition Virtual Tours. Visitors can experience the exhibition and find more information about each exhibitor (including a brief description/bio and website)

  • Online catalogue

    • Sponsors will be mentioned with their logo in the ECC catalogue (both hardcopy and digital version). The online version of the catalogue can be found on our ECC website. On page 307 of last Time Space Existence Exhibition catalogue, you may find the list of sponsors who have supported architects in our 2018 edition.

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Offline visibility:

The exhibition takes place in Venice in three locations which the ECC made accessible to all visitors entirely free of charge. In total, we will use 3000 sqm indoor plus 5000 sqm outdoors space.

  • Logos and printed material in the Exhibition Space

    • Sponsors logo can be shown in the exhibition space allocate to the exhibit. The specifics and layout need to be discussed and arranged with the setup team who will provide guidelines regarding the printed labels. There are no specific restrictions, although ECC try to keep the exhibition space as clean as possible.

  • Brochures, leaflets, publications

    • It's also possible to place additional printed material such as sponsor brochures and leaflets regarding the exhibited project, the participant and/or sponsors involved, at the welcome desk in the multiple ECC venues.

  • Touch screens

    • Large touch screen tables are present in each Palazzo to facilitate the visiting experience. Each station can easily be used by visitors who can find a page dedicated to all sponsors and by browsing through the palazzi maps or the list of participants, they can gather more information about each exhibited project.

  • Hardcover catalogue

    • The ECC produces approx. 12,000 copies of the hardcover catalogue, including the standard size and booklet size. On the occasion of the two opening events of Time-Space-Existence on the 20th and 21st of May, the ECC will present the 2021 catalogue to our guests.

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Exhibition costs:

Provided by the European Cultural Centre (ECC)

  • On-site operation

    • preparation & assembly

    • dismantling & removal

    • cleaning and hosting of the event

  • Exhibit and marketing materials

    • production of exhibit and marketing materials that include Sponsor details

    • supply to guests at the exhibition launch events, and exhibit desks

    • opportunity with digital displays at exhibit desks

  • Sponsor conference or symposium event

    • event organised by the ECC in 1 of 4 exhibition venues during the Venice Biennale period (free: costs associated with conference preparation are included as part of the Exhibition contribution)

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Production of the Augmented-Reality exhibit:

Provided by Earthli x AAHA:

  • Augmented Reality Exhibit

    • Design & modelling of the 3D exhibition

    • Interaction design and connection to other web material or links

  • Engineering & web-development

    • engineering & web-development for exhibit

    • hosting costs of the exhibit to serve the AR experience to guests

  • Marketing material & Research

    • Catalogue information & research for the exhibit and copy materials

    • Exhibit presentation materials & graphics for the ECC to include in their marketing content

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Other options for sponsorship and collaboration:

How else can we help your team? We would be very open to discuss other ideas and ways in which we may add value to a collaboration with
CommBank
as well as how else you may be able to support our endeavour.
Similarly, we would also be very open to the potential of extending our collaboration beyond this six month event, to further expand the marketing benefit together, if the opportunity is viable.
Most of all, we would love to hear from you, and for the time to discuss the opportunity during this rare moment in history.

the numbers

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Time Space Existence Exhibition in Data

The Venice Biennale only occurs once every two years, and holds a special place in the hearts of Architects, Artists, Creatives and creative institutions alike, from around the world.

As such, there is a wide gamut of guests who visit Venice during this time, with a focus on creativity, and sharing inspiration and knowledge through multiple events hosted across the city.

Here is some of the data, from past events hosted by the European Cultural Centre, from across their four scenic locations in Venice.

Audience demographics and data provided by the European Cultural Centre.
(Click here for more statistics and info.)

Approx. visitor numbers for Palazzo Mora:
Art Biennale  2013 – 125,000
Architecture  2014 – 145,000
Art Biennale  2015 – 230,000
Architecture  2016 – 260,000
Art Biennale  2017 – 310,000
Architecture  2018 – 280,000  
Art Biennale  2019 – 300,000
For 2021 we can expect approx. 300,000 visitors

Palazzo Mora in 2019 approx.:
Professional public 39 %
Students 12 %
Other, but with goal 32 %
Other just Walk-in visitors 17 %Visitor origin, Palazzo Mora in 2019 approx:
European 51 %
North American 11 %
Asian and Arabic 26 %
Others 12 %

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Past events held by the ECC for the Venice Biennale

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the details

Key dates and information

Key contacts:

Critical dates:

  • MAR 31
    Confirm exhibition involvement

  • MAY 20 + 21
    Time Space Existence launch events

  • NOV 21
    Time Space Existence exhibition close

  • 2021+
    Potential opportunities for the Bloom Exhibit, beyond the Venice Biennale Architettura

contact us

We can't wait to hear from you!

We have a big vision for the Venice Biennale, but first we'd love to discuss how we can share our goals and shape this unique opportunity with our sponsors!

Please email us below to organise a video call where we can begin the discussion as soon as possible, to look at options and answer any questions you may have.