What’s On – Architectural Exhibitions And Events, July 2017
The Danish contribution to last year’s Venice Biennale, Art Of Many and the Right to Space, is now on show at the Danish Architecture Centre. Focusing on the diversity in contemporary Danish architecture, the exhibition presents a broad insight through more than 70 firms and no less than 130 models examining various examples of community-centred and social architecture. The exhibition showcases the humanistic approach of many different firms such as Schmidt Hammer Lassen, Cobe, BIG, Henning Larsen Architects, Effekt, Friis & Moltke, Gehl Architects and much more.
The exhibition consists of models, material samples, books and publications, and a series of large-scale video installations. So, if you didn’t get the chance to experience the exhibition in Venice – or even if you just want to revisit it once again, there’s no excuse not to visit.
Arcspace did a full coverage on the Danish Pavilion during the 2016 Venice Biennale, read more here.
The third platform for progressive debate hosted by In Between Economies, Info-Nation, will focus on digital infrastructure through investigations on the future relationship between data, the nation state, and the city. In the matter of how nation state has succeeded in grasping the nature of change necessary to build the infrastructure and institutions born of the digital era, the struggle has become clear. It is clear that society is failing to grasp the nature of change necessary to build the infrastructure and institutions necessary for the digital age.
During IBE #3, a panel of experts working at the intersection between consultancy, strategy and design will provide a unique and engaging insight into how data is shaping modern cities around the world and how we can collectively build a path towards the future.
Nicolay Boyadjiev, GoogleUrbanism (Strelka Institute, The New Normal Programme)
Anders Kristian Munk, Aalborg University
Rikke Gram-Hansen, Copenhagen Solutions Lab
Nicolas Arroyo, Bespoke
23 June, MAXXI in Rome opened two separate exhibitions presenting the body of work of two highly acknowledged contemporary architects: Yona Friedman and Zaha Hadid.
Prominent Hungarian-French architect, Yona Friedman (b. 1923), has become an icon for post-war Utopian architecture. Originally, he conceived the theory about mobile architecture in the 1950s, which he is best known for. This summer, the MAXXI is host to an exhibition that presents the intense and conflictual relationship between the Utopian dimension of design and its realization. Furthermore, the exhibition juxtaposes the development of the theory through various sketches, models, and animations.
The exhibition Clocks and Clouds focuses on Los Angeles based firm, Escher GuneWardena, and presents the firm’s unique engagement with art, craft, and architecture. Organized as a thematic walk through, the exhibition reflects on the meticulous articulation of space and materials through the theme Space for Living, while Making of Place refers to conceptually rigorous works for the commercial and public realm and Relating to Art presents the sensitive collaboration with artist, and more.
This summer, architect and researcher from Newcastle University, Katie Lloyd Thomas, presents her research at CCA. During the seminar, she will explore striking differences how products were championed and brokered in North America and the UK. Products in this sense refers to the naming and selection of building products on behalf of clients that gradually has become part of the architect’s role and profession.