Go On A Virtual Tour to 2038

Meet your friends in the cloud pavilion and explore 2038

By 2038 German Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition — La Biennale di Venezia

The Cloud Pavilion, is central to the virtual formats of the German contribution to the 17th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. Run through Open Source software Mozilla Hubs, the Cloud Pavilion allows us to playfully explore 2038 together, by bridging space and time.

Sounds abstract? It's not.

Meet people from all around the world in the digital German pavilion to binge-watch 2038 and discuss the expert's ideas and visions from the future.

German Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition — La Biennale di Venezia by © Federico Torra for 20382038 German Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition — La Biennale di Venezia

Access the Cloud

You can enter the Cloud Pavilion on any device, anytime, from anywhere, by following the link on the 2038, Google Arts and Culture page or one of our numerous partner websites, or by scanning the QR-Codes.

Watch Interrail, the main film in the 2038 - Hubs Pavillon by © 20382038 German Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition — La Biennale di Venezia

Join the Space

Before entering, you stand in the lobby, where you can see and hear the happenings inside the pavilion. The experience of entering is different for everyone, depending on the type of device. In any case, it’s easy: just follow the instructions on your screen and JOIN ROOM.

Watch the History Channels in the 2038 - Hubs Pavillon by © 20382038 German Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition — La Biennale di Venezia

Choose your Avatar

Once you decide to join, you will need to pick an avatar – your virtual character – to explore the pavilion. There is a set of 24 characters to choose from, in addition to plants and other animals. Feel free to upload your own avatar! We are curious to see new beings around. 

2038 - The German Pavilion, Digital by © 20382038 German Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition — La Biennale di Venezia

Look Around

Once inside, you can move around and explore the pavilion. Again, this will be a different spatial experience for everyone depending on the device: from human body to cell phone. Before watching the films of 2038, look around you. Get familiar with the space. 

One of the four main themes: Circular Economy, in the 2038 - Hubs Pavillon by © 20382038 German Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition — La Biennale di Venezia

Invite Friends

There is no doubt: The themes in 2038 are complex. Which is why we recommend exploring them with others. Invite your friends by sending them an invite-link or approach with other visitors in the pavilion to discuss.  

Talk and Meet in 2038 - Hubs Pavillon by © 20382038 German Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition — La Biennale di Venezia

Meet Others

There are numerous themes and spaces in the pavilion to be discussed and explored. Talk to the other visitors – either in groups or individually – by walking up to them with your avatar. Once you are close enough, you will hear each other speak and can even chat privately. 

Sandra Bartoli about Coexistence in the City of Berlin, History Channel in the basement of the 2038 - Hubs Pavillon by © 20382038 German Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition — La Biennale di Venezia

Permanent Beta

Over time, new content, like live-streamed events and curated guest content, will be added to the exhibition, feeding reality back into virtuality. As 2038 is a non-linear project, it's worth a second and third visit. Stay tuned. 

QR Code: Hubs Pavillon by © 20382038 German Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition — La Biennale di Venezia

A special thanks to Roman Miletitch and Julian Wäckerlin for making it possible to binge-watch 2038 by realizing the Cloud Pavillion.

Credits: Story

2038 is a non-profit company with the goal to promote architectural discourse across disciplinary boundaries. 2038 talks to experts from various fields and shares their views and opinions, in partly edited form. 2038 does not claim the approaches, contents and theses of the experts and does everything to quote and name them correctly and in detail. Should this exceptionally not be the case, just write us an email (press@2038.xyz) and we will immediately update the information accordingly.
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Text / Concept / Realisation: Olaf Grawert, Angelika Hinterbrandner and Jonas Janke
Editing: Michaela Friedberg

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