As part of its free community day, the MAK Center presented Backstage Pass, a discussion about the current Venice Architecture Biennale. Special emphasis was focused on the Austrian and American Pavilions, with presentations and discussion from participating architects, critics and curators. Study models of the Austrian Pavilion were also on view. Participants included architect and Commissioner of the Austrian Pavilion Eric Owen Moss, MAK Vienna Director Peter Noever, architect and participant in the US Pavilion Roger Sherman, Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne, and architect and participant in the Austrian Pavilion Alexis Rochas. The panel was moderated by MAK Center director Kimberli Meyer.