RECORD's monthly list of upcoming and ongoing exhibitions, events, and competitions.
Through July 16, 2022
Antonio de Campos: Concepts for Zaha Hadid
Our Time on Earth
The Barbican Centre hosts a wide-ranging and dynamic exhibition which introduces radical ideas for future life on Earth in the face of climate emergency. Proposals and imaginings range from the tangible to the fantastic, including proposals for alternative water infrastructure proposals by indigenous peoples and immersive augmented realities from the perspective of plankton. See barbican.org.uk.
Reset: Toward a New Commons
Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale
A one-hour drive west of Helinski, Fiskars is a traditional ironworks community that is currently home to a vibrant creative community of artistans and craftsmen. Their second annual Art & Design Biennale consists of three main exhibitions and parallel programming throughout the summer. Main exhibitions include the newest chapter in the international U-Joints research and exhibition project, “Knots & Knits,” “House by an Architect” which features a collection of wooden miniature houses, and the Onoma group’s immersive exhibition “Hidden – Forms of the Senses.” See fiskarsvillagebiennale.com.
Missing Link: Strategies of a Viennese Architecture Group (1970-1980)
This exhibit, at the MAK Exhibition Hall in Vienna, offers the first comprehensive view of the work of avant-garde architecture group Missing Link. Founded in 1970 by Angela Hareiter, Otto Kapfinger, and Adolf Krischanitz, Missing Link aimed to explore the discipline outside of academic and professional constraints. Their body of work ranged from utopian proposals for collective living to research studies of urban networks in Vienna. See mak.at/en.
Floriade Expo 2022
This international horticultural exhibition takes place once every 10 years and features a number of temporary pavilions that showcase the latest horticultural developments from around the world. This year, architecture firm MVRDV was selected to design the 60-hectare master plan for the six-month event. The firm imagined the site as a model for sustainable urbanism, anchored by an underlying arboretum concept. An alphabetical library of trees and plants is arranged in a strict grid, providing the layout for the pavilions. After the event concludes this fall, the site will be transformed into a new green residential area for the city. See floriade.com.
The Garden of Privatised Delights
Originally shown at the Venice Architecture Biennale, this exhibit was commissioned by the British Commission and curated by Unscene Architecture. The show explores the idea of privately-owned public spaces in the UK, calling for new approaches to address the conflict between private interests and the public good. A number of British architecture firms, among them the Decorators, Studio Polpo, and vPPR Architects, present seven inclusive reimaginings of privatized public spaces. See buildingcentre.co.uk.
Serpentine Pavilion 2022: Black Chapel by Theaster Gates
The 22nd annual Serpentine Pavilion in Kensington Gardens was designed by Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates, with architectural support from Adjaye Associates. The circular wooden structure draws inspiration from the architectural typologies of chapels and the historic kilns of Stoke-on-Trent. Trained as an urban planner and known for innovative community spaces in Chicago, Gates is the first non-architect to design the annual event’s centerpiece. See serpentinegalleries.org.
The Architect’s Studio: Forensic Architecture
Presented by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, this exhibit features work from the Forensic Architecture studio, headed by architect Eyal Weizman. Forensic architecture is an emerging field of practice developed at Goldsmiths, University of London, which investigates state and corporate crimes against civilians by analyzing architectural evidence. The studio’s work includes models and virtual spaces which reconstruct specific events, including drone strikes, industry-related environmental disasters, and incidents of police brutality, in order to present evidence not normally included in established jurisprudence. See louisiana.dk/en.
Hosted by the University of Kent, this conference builds on the work of the school’s Architecture Visualization program by addressing the material and social value of architectural heritage. Presentations will feature innovation preservation projects and new ways to work with heritage sites. See architecturemps.com.
AIA Conference on Architecture 2022
éé Versailles Summer School
Festival of Place 2022