Let´s Talk About Houses


Let’s Talk About Houses, the second Triennale curated by Delfim Sardo, took place between 14 September 2010 and 16 January 2011. The theme is a verse from a poem by the Portuguese poet Herberto Helder and the underlying idea was to debate the question of housing, both literally and in a broader sense of housing in the world, including its sociological and cultural aspects.

With a programme that included 4 exhibitions, 1 international conference and 4 competitions, Let’s Talk About Houses involved 154 357 visitors and participants. This was also the year in which Triennale launched two initiatives: the Education Service, seeking to reach out into new audiences and the Associated Projects, an open invitation to the creative community to showcase independent projects as part of the Triennale. One of the programme highlights was the closing event, a lecture by Jacques Herzog of Herzog & De Meuron.