Alejandro Aravena (Santiago, Chile, 1967), architect, Pritzker Prize-winner, Silver Lion in Venice, director of Elemental, has put the social dimension right at the heart of his work. At the “supersalone” Open Talks, at which he delivered a lectio magistralis, he reflected on collective living, which chimes with the theme of the Venice Architecture Biennale, which runs until 21st November: “How will we live together?” Aravena, with the Elemental team, took part in the event, bringing his own personal of question (and answer). How will we - Chileans and Mapuche - live together? By building places where people can get to know each other (Künü). By building places where people can talk (Koyaü-we). The result is a project that explores an alternative to the ongoing violent clashes between the two groups: an open space for dialogue. An avenue that is just one of the architectural possibilities.