The Other Architect
20 JULY 2017
Organized by the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Het Nieuwe Instituut presents The Other Architect, an exhibition of architects who expanded their role in society to shape the contemporary cultural agenda without the intervention of built form. It showcases architecture’s potential to identify the urgent issues of our time, featuring 22 case studies, dating from the 1960s to the present day, that illustrate how international and often multidisciplinary groups invented and adopted new methods outside of traditional design practices. The Other Architect is a touring exhibition organized by the CCA and will be on view in Rotterdam from 8 September 2017 until 7 January 2018.
The Other Architect. Photo Johannes Schwartz.
Collage, The Other Architect, 2015 © Christian Lange
AMO. A diagram showing how OMA and AMO implanted themselves into relationships within real and virtual spheres. 2001. © OMA
Alessandro Mendini. An improvised drawing (“D.I.Y. tool box”) made at the Sambuca Seminar, 1974. Archivio Piero Brombin e Valerio Tridenti © Alessandro Mendini.
Cedric Price and Frank Newby’s collection of promotional and documentary photographs of pneumatic structures and their components. Dates unknown. Lightweight Enclosures Unit, Cedric Price Fund, CCA. © CCA
Coded index cards used to assemble the ‘Air Structures Bibliography’ rating each publication according to its usefulness. c. 1972. Lightweight Enclosures Unit, Cedric Price Fund, CCA © CCA.
Cedric Price. Drawing of the bus tour circuit indicating participating architecture schools and their potential connections, 1973. AD/AA/Polyark. Cedric Price Fund, CCA. © Peter Murray.