SHIFTS: The Economic Crisis and its Consequences for Architecture

New exhibition opens today at the Architecture Foundation.

9th May – 9th June 2012,

136-148 Tooley St, London SE1 2TU

Admission Free, opening times Tuesday – Saturday 12pm – 6pm

Rotterdam/Copenhagen-based Powerhouse Company and critic and architectural historian Hans Ibelings (the Architecture Observer) present 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 plays with the formats of a traditional architectural exhibition to speculate upon how we got here, and what comes next.

A series of events will punctuate and expand the exhibition, including a publication launch mid-way through the show, chronicling the project’s research. Watch this space for further information on the full events programme.

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