Based on an exhibition in Germany’s Stuttgart in 1927, this exhibition highlights buildings that were ahead of their time while showing how forward-looking architects attempted to improve people’s standard of living through new ideas, buildings and concepts. Many things that are now taken for granted as basic planning rules were new design forms that emerged at this time. The buildings were the same then as they are now, and thus comparable in terms of functional realisation. Curator Prof. Karin Kirsch opted to select buildings and architects whose approach still stands up in architectural history today. This exhibition permits an almost breathtaking overview of the icons of early modern architecture. Accompanied by talks and workshops by Prof Karin Kirsch.
CURATOR: Prof. Karin Kirsch
An exhibition by ifa, Institute of Foreign Relations. Presented by Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney, in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Australia
Opening night held in conjunction with Our House: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, also at SCA.
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