NEXT was the title of the 8th International Architecture Exhibition held at the Venice Biennale of Architecture in Italy. Held at the Arsenale and Giardini exhibition venues from 8th of September to November 3rd 2002. Directed by Deyan Sudjic, the exhibitions main purpose was to display the vision of future and modern architecture with a primary focus on idea of being able to predict the future of architecture designs with the help of collaborating artists sharing models, sketches and new technology. The exhibition also aimed to predict the most innovative geographical places of future architecture. The exhibition accommodated all architecture types showing possible designs for housing, public buildings, towers and educational facilities. All designers involved in the Architecture Biennale was asked to not only include in their displays sketches and mock-ups but also the physical materials involved in creating their vision of architecture.