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La Biennale di Venezia


Design and Curatorial Consultant: Julie Ault
Exhibition Consultant: Leanne Mella
Exhibition Designer: Alan Bruton
Exhibition Graphics: Perrin Studio, with Mikhail Iliatov
Fundraising consultant: Laurie Beckelman
Video production: Laura Hanna, Alexandra Lerman
Interns: Marshall Ball, Kirsten Kahlo, Rea Zekkou

Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Project manager/coordination: Chiara Barbieri, Aaron Levy
Director: Philip Rylands
Technology: Roger Zuccolo
Registration: Sandra Divari
Installation: Siro de Boni, Tratto/Ottart
Press: Alexia Boro
Interns: Eric Holm

US Department of State
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs:
Colombia Barrosse, Cultural Programs Division Chief

In Venice
Installation: Ryan Reitbauer, Jeremy Butman
Translation: Krystina Stermole, Roberta Cimenti

We also express our gratitude to the following individuals
Diana Darling, David Deutsch, Jocelyn Elliott, Carolyn Federman, Caterina Frissone, Nicola Gentili, Julie Iovine, Philip Rylands, Bob Ivy and Laura Viscusi, Joshua Viertel, Jill Weinreich, Megan Wurth

Parsons the New School for Design


Exhibition and Graphic Design:
Saylor + Sirola and Project Projects

Project manager/coordination: Laetitia Wolff, Aaron Levy
Installation of Garden: Melina Shannon-DiPietro, Amy Porter, Anastatia Curley

Kristina Kaufman, Daisy Wong, Bairon Garzon, Danny Lora, Kaile Smith, Georgie Srilapa, Christian Lopez Swafford, King Tong, Chris Wu, Konrad Renner
Lighting: Eric Stark

We also express our gratitude to the following individuals
Tim Marshall, Lydia Matthews, Alexandra Lerman, Sven Travis and the Communications, Design & Technology Department

National Constitution Center, and Slought Foundation


Exhibition and Graphic Design:
Saylor + Sirola and Project Projects

National Constitution Center
Project manager/coordination: Stephanie Reyer, Aaron Levy
President and Chief Executive Officer: Linda E. Johnson
Public Programs: Stefan Frank
Press/Marketing: Ashley Berke, Chris Spencer
Education: Kerry Sautner

National Park Service/City of Philadelphia
Independence National Historical Park: Cynthia McLeod, Superintendent
Redevelopment Authority: Terry Gillen, Director,
and Julia Guerrero, Director, Fine Art Program
Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy, City of Philadelphia:
Gary Steuer, Chief Cultural Officer
Liasons: Margot Berg and Theresa Rose, Public Art Program, City of Philadelphia

Audio/Ipod Tour
Produced with the Drexel University School of Education
Programming by: Obinna Otti, David Tran, Monica Singh, Cory Schmitt, Adam Smith, Kristian Reid
Script editing: Kerry Sautner, Steve Frank, Arthur Sabatini, Adelina Vlas, Megan Schmidgal

Vegetable Garden
John Woodburn/Pedal Co-op, with
Danny Gerber/Urban Nutrition Initiative/UPenn
Maintenance: Sam Earle, Mimi Hanks-Bell/Slow Food USA
Fabrication: Mark Risso

Jim Carpenter, Jeremy Butman, Brendan Finney, Laura Buck, Colin Foley, Johann Deidrick, Mike McJilton

We also express our gratitude to the following individuals
Nina Rappaport

Into the Open organized by Slought Foundation and PARC Foundation.

Curated by Aaron Levy, William Menking, and Andrew Sturm. The exhibition was conceived in collaboration with architects Teddy Cruz and Deborah Gans.

The exhibition was commissioned by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S, Department of State, Washington, D.C. for the 11th International Architecture Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia, in cooperation with the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. The exhibition was the official United States representation at La Biennale di Venezia and opened in the US Pavilion in September 2008.

The exhibition was presented in New York by Parsons The New School for Design and opened in April 2009. It was presented in Philadelphia by the National Constitution Center and opened in July 2009.

Generous support for the project has been received from:

Media partner
The Architect's Newspaper

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Robert Rubin and Stephane Samuel

Oldcastle Glass

inSite San Diego/Tijuana
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Philadelphia Eagles (Vegetable Garden in Philadelphia)
Abe and Pat Levy

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Thornton Tomasetti
FXFOWLE Architects
Gwathmey Siegel and Associates Architects
Perkins Eastman
Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, Pew Charitable Trusts
Samuel S. Fels Fund
Larry Levy, Deborah Levy
Weidlinger Associates
Jack Stern
Jack and Bea Morton
Bernice Gersh Foundation
Pilkington and Leggett
Shimkin Foundation
Michele Richman

Special thanks to Duggal Visual Solutions for generous assistance in the design and fabrication of exhibition display materials in Venice, and to Kartell for exhibition materials

Special thanks to Digital Plus, DuPont Building Innovations, International Building Products, inc., GreenDepot, WORKac, Illy, ABC Carpet & Home, Contaminatenyc, and viawines.com for exhibition materials at Parsons

Special thanks in Philadelphia to the Philadelphia Weekly (Local Print Partner) and the Community Design Collaborative (Public Programming Partner)