Exhibitions

SHIFTS: The Economic Crisis and its Consequences for Architecture

9 May – 9 June
  • Powerhouse Company, Bubbles (2012). Courtesy Powerhouse Company / Christian van der Kooy.
  • Powerhouse Company, Designed by Architects (2012). Courtesy of Christian van der Kooy
  • Powerhouse Company, Sinking and Rising (2012). Christian van der Kooy
  • Powerhouse Compamy, Out of Balance (2012). Courtesy of Christian van der Kooy
  • Powerhouse Company, Designed by Architects (2012). Courtesy of Daniel Hewitt
  • Powerhouse Company Shifts Exhibition (2012). Courtesy of Daniel Hewitt
  • Powerhouse Company Shifts Exhibition (2012). Courtesy of Daniel Hewitt
  • Powerhouse Company Shifts Exhibition (2012). Courtesy of Daniel Hewitt
  • Powerhouse Company Shifts Exhibition (2012)
  • Shifts exhibition launch event. Courtesy of Daniel Hewitt

Rotterdam/Copenhagen-based Powerhouse Company and critic and architectural historian Hans Ibelings (the Architecture Observer) presented an evocative, polemical exhibition illustrating the far-reaching impacts of new economic circumstances on architecture’s present and future, through film, models, and text.

Exploring the fundamental changes that the culture and practice of architecture are undergoing worldwide as consequence of seismic political and financial challenges, the show played with the formats of a traditional architectural exhibition to speculate upon how we got here, and what comes next.

A series of events punctuated and expanded the exhibition, including a publication launch mid-way through the show, chronicling the project's research. 

The Dubai In Me

Tues 15 May 2012 7pm

An essay-film from polemical Berlin-based musician, and filmmaker, Christian Von Borries, which we are delighted to be bringing to the UK for its first screening, within the context of the SHIFTS exhibition. Shots of Dubai combine with footage from Second Life, real estate promotional videos, and quotations from Jacques Ranciere to probe boom-town Dubai and the global business of city-making.

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SHIFTS: The Dubai In Me

How Did We Get Here, and What Comes Next? Book Launch + Discussion

Tues 22 May 2012 7pm

Exhibition curators Nanne de Ru of Powerhouse Company and Hans Ibelings explore the themes of the exhibition and launch a new publication resulting from its research, in conversation with Alice Fung (00:/), Christopher Choa (AECOM), chaired by Peter Buchanan, author of Architecture Review's The Big Rethink.

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SHIFTS: How Did We Get Here, and What Comes Next? Book Launch + Discussion

Owen Hatherley - A New Kind of Bleak

Thurs 7 June 2012 7pm

Owen Hatherley presents and previews his forthcoming book, A New Kind Of Bleak - Journeys Through Urban Britain, in discussion with Fran Tonkiss, Director of the Cities Programme, London School of Economics.

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SHIFTS: Owen Hatherley - A New Kind of Bleak
 

Venue

The Architecture Foundation, 136-148 Tooley St, London SE1 2TU

Opening Times

Tuesday to Saturday
12pm-6pm

Tickets

Admission free


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Rotterdam/Copenhagen-based Powerhouse Company and critic and architectural historian Hans Ibelings present a polemical exhibition illustrating the far-reaching impacts of new economic circumstances on architecture’s past, present and future.