Futures of the Architectural Exhibition

Edited by Reto Geiser & Michael Kubo

Architecture and design exhibitions have long been important public sites of broadcasting, experimentation, position-taking, and the interrogation of fundamental aspects of the designed environment. Just as individual exhibitions have constituted key benchmarks within the disciplinary history of architecture, the representation and display of space through exhibitions has operated historically as a crucial medium for shaping and embodying broader cultural attitudes toward the design of the built world. In recent years, the specific formats and challenges of exhibiting architecture and design have often been used as critical devices for identifying, communicating, and convening publics around shared matters of concern. These have increasingly included urgent questions of equity and justice, labour, gender, race, class, community, and lifestyle in relation to spatial issues of density, economy, policy, infrastructure, climate, and sustainability. Futures of the Architectural Exhibition: Conversations on the Display of Space records a discussion of critical approaches to the representation of architecture through conversations with seven contemporary curators working inside and outside of the museum. They speculate on the specific challenges and potentials of exhibiting space. Featuring Mario Ballesteros, Giovanna Borasi, Ann Lui, Ana Miljački, Zoë Ryan, Martino Stierli, Shirley Surya in conversation with students.

Zurich, 2022, 18 x 11 cm, 256pp, illustrated, Paperback.

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