The Economic Crisis and its Consequences for Architecture
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.
June 30, 5 PM: exhibition opening, book launch, talks and drinks
Location: gm8, Gabriël Metsustraat 8 (Non-fiction office), Amsterdam
With: Nanne de Ru, Hans Ibelings, Michiel van Iersel and Bastiaan Gribling.
Join us for drinks at 5:00pm, with the discussion starting at 6pm.
The exhibition will be on display at gm8 (a former school, cultural project space and home the Non-fiction office) from 30 June – 13 July.
Exploring the fundamental changes that the culture and practice of architecture are undergoing worldwide as consequence of seismic political and financial challenges, the exhibition plays with the formats of a traditional architectural exhibition to speculate upon how we got here, and what comes next.
The exhibition traveled from the Architecture Foundation in London where it was on show from 9 May – 9 June.
During the Amsterdam opening Nanne de Ru (Powerhouse Company) and Hans Ibelings will be joined in conversation by Michiel van Iersel (Non-fiction and Failed Architecture) and Bastiaan Gribling (Cityscapes Gallery). Exploring the themes of the exhibition, the conversation will explore vital and prescient questions. Are we now seeing the formal end of the Industrial Revolution, the tipping point from which the East takes the reins from the West? What have de-regulation and the changing role of credit done to the world’s built environment?
The evening will also mark the Dutch premiere of the new publication resulting from Ibelings and Powerhouse’s research, which will be available to purchase on the evening. For more information about this publication visit http://www.architectureobserver.eu/
The exhibition runs from June 30 – July 13 2012
By appointment only, see contact details below.
Sybren Woudstra, Powerhouse Company, +31 (0)10 404 67 89
Michiel van Iersel, Non-fiction, +31 (0)641363571, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bastiaan Gribling, Cityscapes Gallery, +31 (0)628570889, email@example.com