Every time needs its utopia(s). A society that does no longer reflect its development is uncanny, a monstrosity. However, utopian speculation is rather dubious today. The unpredictability of emergent socio-economic patterns spells the impossibility of straightforward goal orientation in planning and design. This necessitates a strategic retreat from the immediate program of progress. A phase of pure mutation is launched. The exhibition focuses on current experiments with radically new concepts of space that are proliferating on the back of the new digital design media available today. This explosion of possibilities requires the profession to ”play” and experiment. In this respect the mode of production of the architect is assimilated to artistic processes. The final purpose, meaning and fulfillment of these artistic experiments lies beyond the scope of the architect/artist and requires the creative appropriation through ist audiences. We believe that this kind of proto-architecture requires engaging exhibitions as testing ground.
AA-DRL (GB), Angélil/Graham/Pfenninger/Scholl Architecture (CH), ASYMPTOTE (USA), branson coates architects (GB), COOP Himmelb(l)au (A), dECOi (F), Foreign Office Architects (GB), Greg Lynn FORM (USA), Zaha Hadid Architects (GB), Kolatan/Mac Donald (USA), Ross Lovegrove (GB), MVRDV (NL), NOX (NL), ocean D (GB), OCEAN NORTH (FIN), Pichler & Traupmann (A), propeller z (A), Karim Rashid (USA), Reiser+Umemoto (USA), Sadar Vuga Arhitekti/The Designers Republic (SLO), servo (S/CH/USA), Softroom (GB), Andreas Thaler (A), the next ENTERprise (A), UN Studio (NL), veech.media.architecture. (A)
Admission: 7 €, reduced 4,50 €