'SHIFTS: The Economic Crisis and its Consequences for Architecture’ Exhibition

Powerhouse Company, Bubbles (2012). Courtesy Powerhouse Company / Christian van der Kooy

‘SHIFTS: The Economic Crisis and its Consequences for Architecture’ is an exhibition currently on display until June 9 at The Architecture Foundation in London. Presented by Rotterdam/Copenhagen-based Powerhouse Company and critic and architectural historian Hans Ibelings (the Architecture Observer), the exhibit illustrates the far-reaching impacts of new economic circumstances on architecture’s recent past, troubled present and unknown future acknowledging the onset of an imminent housing crisis in London, and the continuing shrinkage of the architectural profession in the UK. More information on the exhibition after the break.

Event Program

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The Dubai In Me (UK Premiere) Tuesday 15 May 7pm An essay film on boom-town Dubai and the global business of city making. Entry: Free admission, with prior RSVP to events@architecturefoundation.org.uk

SHIFTS: How did we get here, and what comes next? Tuesday 22 May 7pm Exhibition curators Nanne de Ru (Powerhouse Company) and Hans Ibelings explore the themes of the exhibition and launch its accompanying publication: Shifts: Architecture After the 20th Century (ISBN 978-90-819207-0-4). Entry: £5 Full Price / £3 AF Members

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Owen Hatherley: A New Kind of Bleak Thursday 7 June 7pm Critic Hatherley previews his forthcoming book, A New Kind Of Bleak – Journeys Through Urban Britain. Entry: £5 Full Price / £3 AF Members

Powerhouse Company, Rien ne va Plus exhibition (2009). Courtesy Johannes Schwartz

For more information on the exhibition, please visit here.

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Cite: Alison Furuto. "'SHIFTS: The Economic Crisis and its Consequences for Architecture’ Exhibition" 17 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/234435/shifts-the-economic-crisis-and-its-consequences-for-architecture-exhibition> ISSN 0719-8884

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