What's really going to happen down in Venice over the course of the biennale? There seem to be two main questions (apart from whether London's own Ricky Burdett will succeed in placing the great urbanism question in an exhibition context). The first is whether Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine - including Charles Jencks - is really going to picket the Israeli contingent, and the second is whether it's possible to live solely on Bellinis and canapés for four days.
Astragal is looking forward to finding out. Check out www. ajplus. co. uk/astragal to follow his progress.