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Content type: Project
Date added: 15.05.2013

The Exhibition as Social Ground

For the practice of architecture, the format of the exhibition provides a rare opportunity. Besides functional and statutory requirements, with minimal means and an audience to play with, the exhibition provides an interesting site where ideas can be tested one on one. Social ideas especially require testing, as their development is depended on live experiments. The essay focuses on the exhibition ‘The Relational in Architecture’ held by the Concrete Geometries Research Cluster at the Architectural Association in 2012; an event that served a dual purpose: as a space of display, contemplating the relationship between architectural form and social behaviour; and as an actual research space, testing directly how spatial geometry can assist in the production of intersubjective encounters.

OASE 88

Content type: Post
Date added: 06.10.2012

Concrete Geometries article in OASE Journal

The article The Exhibition as Social Ground appears in Oase 88 Exhibitions. Showing and Producing Architecture. The essay reflects on the exhibition ‘The Relational in Architecture’ held by the Concrete Geometries Research Cluster at the Architectural Association in 2012. OASE 88 examines the role of the architecture exhibition as a site of production. Bridging theory and (…)

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Content type: Project
Date added: 16.09.2012

The Relational in Architecture (exhibition)

This exhibition held by the Concrete Geometries Research Cluster at the Architectural Association in 2012, served a dual purpose: as a space of display, contemplating the relationship between architectural form and social behaviour; and as an actual research space, testing directly how spatial geometry can assist in the production of intersubjective encounters. To explore this, participating artist Fran Cottell developed a site specific intervention that reclaimed the Front Member’s Room as a space of debate and exchange.

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Content type: Project
Date added: 29.07.2012

Architecture’s Engagement with the Real

While critical practice suffers from ‘design deficits’ and digital practice remains locked within design processes according, the ‘concerned practice’ could be a possible mode of operation for an architecture concerned with the real. Thinking architecture through the notion of agency, Doucet argues for an ‘idiotic architecture’ and the emergence of unexpected events.