What’s On – Architectural Exhibitions And Events, April 2017

by | 03. Apr 2017

Article | Exhibitions and Events | News

Image courtesy of Copenhagen Architecture Festival

Copenhagen Architecture Festival – CAFx
27 April – 7 May
Aalborg, Aarhus, Copenhagen

In April, Scandinavia’s largest festival on architecture will take place in the cities of Aalborg, Aarhus and Copenhagen in Denmark. During the 10 days of the festival, more than 100 events, talks, screenings, debates and much more will put the theme of architecture into different perspectives.

As part of the Aarhus – European Cultural Capital, this year’s edition of CAFx revolves around the conference ‘Architecture as Character’. The two-day conference taking place in Aarhus focuses on how cultural identity is shaped by the character of architecture as well as architects. The event features no less than 8 different themes presented through talks by various acknowledged personalities counting architects, artists, scenographers and filmmakers. Each theme culminates into lively panel discussions followed by dinner, drinks and parties.

Speakers include:

Charles Renfro (Diller Scofidio + Renfro)
Todd Saunders, Pippo Ciorra (MAXXI)
Søren Leth (SLETH)
Stephen Willacy (City Architect, Aarhus)
Fabio Barrozi and Alberto Veiga (Estudi Barozzi Veiga)
Stig L. Anderson (Founder and Creative Director, SLA)
André Tavares (Lisbon Architecture Triennal)
+ many others.

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Image courtesy of Sambuichi Architects. 

Sambuichi – Moving Materials
28 April – 25 June
The Danish Architecture Centre, DAC
Copenhagen, Denmark

This spring, the Danish Architecture Centre will be host to a retrospective exhibition portraying the renowned and internationally recognized Japanese architect, Hiroshi Sambuichi. Working with what he calls the moving materials of the site, Sambuichi’s architecture pays special attention to the natural movements of a place as he focus on the elements such as wind, water and light. Elements that play a significant role in his approach towards a sustainable architecture.

The exhibition is part the series of cultural events taking place in both Denmark and Japan in the wake of the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. This year several, both countries are host to various events and exhibitions portraying the interplay between the Danish and Japanese culture.

Rafah: Black Friday (European Pléides satellite image at 11.39 a.m.), Forensic Architecture, 2015

Forensic Architecture – Towards an Investigative Aesthetics
28 April – 15 October
MACBA – Museo d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Can architecture serve as a methodological device to investigate human rights abuses? The research group, Forensic Architecture, could have the answers to this when presenting spatial analysis and providing evidence for international prosecution teams, political organisations and NGOs.

Based at Goldsmith, University of London, and consisting of a team of architects, scholars, filmmakers, designers and lawyers, Forensic Architecture has given rise to a new form of investigative practice capable of casting a glance on human rights violations and state crimes. In Barcelona, MACBA presents the exhibition ‘Forensic Architecture – Towards an Investigative Aesthetics’ that stresses the approach of the practice and outlines its origins and history.

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Image courtesy of Salone del Mobile Milano

Salone del Mobile Milano – Milan Design Week 
4 April – 9 April
Different venues
Milan, Italy

Again this year, the largest international design event takes place in Milan in the beginning of April. Well known for its focus on the latest trends within the field of design, Milan Design Week is a mixture of networking, entertainment, an abundance of events including DJ sets, exhibitions and performances taking place across the city – in former industrial spaces, ateliers, workshops, and showrooms. This year, no less than 2.000 exhibitors will be showing their designs as well as more than thousands of products will be unveiled. _____________________________________________________________________

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Art Institute of Chicago South Garden by Tom Harris. Photo courtesy of The Cultural Landscape Foundation.

The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley
Opens 18 April
Chicago Architecture Foundation
Chicago, Illinois

The Chicago Architecture Foundation opens a retrospective, photographic exhibition on the works of one of the most important and visionary Modernist landscape architects, Dan Kiley (1912-2004). The exhibition features more than 45 photographs showing the body of work of 27 out of more than 1.000 design projects, Kiley became worldwide acclaimed for. Recollections by contemporary landscape architects and history of projects will be the focus of this travelling photographic exhibition.

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30 March – 21 May
Le Lieu Unique
Nantes, France

In the wake of Renzo Piano’s Centre Pompidou’s 40 years anniversary, the centre will be celebrated in no less than 40 different cities and 75 venues throughout 2017.

30 March, the exhibition Mégastructures opened at Le Lieu Unique in Nantes, juxtaposing the human scale and industrial landscapes. Mégastructures has since the 50s defined a prospective vision for the built environment and the industrial landscapes crossing it.