“The Why Factory. Research, Education and Public Engagement (2007-2017)” at at Architekturgalerie München

July 11, 2017

This exhibition shows part of the production of The Why Factory in the last ten years, through models, videos and publications. The chronological journey through the research projects undertaken shows the scope, transcendence and topicality of these visions about the future of the city.

 

"The Why Factory" at Architekturgalerie Munich  © Saskia Wehler

“The Why Factory” at Architekturgalerie Munich © Saskia Wehler

 

The Why Factory is a research and education institute that belongs to the Faculty of Architecture of the Delft University of Technology. It is led by professor Winy Maas, founding partner of MVRDV. The Why Factory focuses in the development of our cities. Education and research of The Why Factory are combined in a research lab and platform that aims to analyse, theorize and construct future cities. (more…)

“Forensic Architecture. Towards an Investigative Aesthetics” at MACBA Barcelona

April 29, 2017

An exhibition that challenges us to consider how contemporary artistic practices and digital technologies can be geared up to engage the reality of post-truth. It shows the work of Forensic Architecture, a research group formed by artists, architects, lawyers, activists and theorists.

 

"Forensic Architecture. Towards an Investigative Aesthetics", Exhibition views © Miquel Coll

“Forensic Architecture. Towards an Investigative Aesthetics”, Exhibition views © Miquel Coll

 

The exhibition  is supported by the EU’s Culture Programme within the framework of L’Internationale, a museum network whose members will open exhibitions simultaneously. Inaugural events will be streamed live. Inaugural discussion between investigative judge Baltasar Garzón, his collaborator Manuel Vergara, former Middle East correspondent for TVE, Yolanda Álvarez,and Eyal Weizman and Rosario Güiraldes (FA) on the use of evidence, activism, the law and politics in the so-called age of post-truth. (more…)

“We Live in the Office” – A Commission by Giles Round at RIBA London

September 20, 2016

Round was invited to explore the RIBA Collections, and through extensive research has created an exhibition for the Architecture Gallery that focuses our attention on one of the most familiar and unavoidable architectural features of the city: the façade.

 

Chiat Day Offices, Venice, Los Angeles, 1991, by Bruggen, Coosje van (1942-2009) Gehry, Frank O. (1929-) and Oldenburg, Claes (1929-) © Oliver Perrott_RIBA Collections

Chiat Day Offices, Venice, Los Angeles, 1991, by Bruggen, Coosje van (1942-2009) Gehry, Frank O. (1929-) and Oldenburg, Claes (1929-) © Oliver Perrott_RIBA Collections

 

This autumn the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) presents a new commission by multi-disciplinary artist Giles Round. Inspired by the work of a wide-range of architects represented in the RIBA’s world-class architectural collections, Round explores the increasing tension between the static exterior and changing interior of the architecture around us.

He highlights the aesthetic qualities of facades in their original conception, and the subsequent contemporary use and reuse of these buildings. Round also explores the ways in which we currently ‘collect’ and preserve facades, creating an archive of buildings in real space and time. (more…)

Vitra Design Museum offers a new insight on African Modernism

February 28, 2015

Showcasing over 80 buildings in five countries, the exhibition shows the countries’ efforts to join an architectural ideal of progress and modernity to the simultaneous nation-building process that was taking place in the 1960’s.

 

Rinaldo Olivieri, La Pyramide, Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), 1973. Photo © Iwan Baan

Rinaldo Olivieri, La Pyramide, Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), 1973. Photo © Iwan Baan

 

The Vitra Design Gallery in Weil am Rhein is hosting an exhibtion on a remarkable and rather unknown period of architectural history, set in the 1960’s post-colonialist Africa. It adresses the relationship between the architectural production of five countries and their individual nation-building processes.

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