'Actions: What you can do with the city' will travel to the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Chicago. The exhibition will open on October 16, 2009 and will run until 15 March, 2010.
Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society www.grahamfoundation.org.
November 2008 to April 2009 / Photos / Urban Repair Squad
Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Montreal
Actions: What You Can Do With the City curated by Mirko Zardini, CCA Director, and Giovanna Borasi, Curator of Contemporary Architecture, will be presented at the CCA from November 2008 to April 2009.
Actions: What You Can Do With the City
Main Galleries | November 2008 to April 19, 2009
An exploration of how everyday human actions can animate and influence the perception and experience of contemporary cities. Seemingly common activities such as gardening, recycling, playing, and walking are pushed beyond their usual definition by the international architects, artists, and collectives featured in the exhibition. Their experimental interactions with the urban environment show the potential of a new level of participation by city residents.
Contemporary architectural projects, design concepts, research studies, and other ideas from around the world related to these themes will be featured together with past concepts that are at the root of this approach. These ideas will be richly conveyed through a diverse range of materials including architectural drawings, photographs, videos, publications, and physical artefacts.
This exhibition is part of a series of thematic exhibitions organized by the CCA to explore contemporary issues in architecture with specific focus on urban, social, and environmental concerns.