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Don't look now… Astragal heads for Venice

Astragal is readying – or perhaps steadying – himself for the extraordinary experience of the Venice Architecture Biennale. Being a veteran of the event (he’s been to all ten), the preparations are fairly well organised. That is except for everything. What to wear? Dapper but not smart. A suit is definitely a no-no. All very confusing. Then there’s the question of which parties to attend. Does one attempt them all? If so, that could include such things as the launch of the Icelandic pavilion. (Whale blubber and vodka, anyone?). Or does one simply focus on the classy parties such as the American bash at the Peggy Guggenheim Foundation? Oh the trials and tribulations of international architectural journalism. See you there…

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