Exposition “Far-Out voices. A Scrapbook of Experimentation” – Musée national d’architecture, Oslo – 21/09-29/12/2013
Dans le cadre de la Triennale d’architecture d’Oslo : Exposition “Far-Out voices. A Scrapbook of Experimentation”
Lieu : The National Museum – Architecture (Bankplassen 3, 0151 Oslo)
Dates : 21 septembre au 29 décembre 2013
Dr Caroline Maniaque-Benton is associate professor of architecture at the Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture, Paris Malaquais. A past fellow of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Graham Foundation and Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC), she is the author of Le Corbusier and the Maisons Jaoul (Princeton Architectural Press, 2009) and French Encounters with the American Counterculture 1960 – 1980 (Ashgate, 2011). Current projects include Whole Architecture: A Field Guide (with Simon Sadler, MIT Press).
and Dr Jérémie Michael McGowan is a curator at The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo, Norway. He has previously held artist residencies and taught and exhibited at various institutions in the United States, UK and Finland. A former Fulbright Grantee in the creative and performing arts, he is co-editor of Architecture and Field/Work (Routledge, 2010). Current projects include the forthcoming book Place and Displacement: Exhibiting Architecture (with Thordis Arrhenius, Mari Lending and Wallis Miller / Lars Müller Publishers, 2014).
Présentation extraite du site : Far-out Voices presents a selective insight into the pioneering, counter-cultural origins of what we today call green design. Organized around a series of oral histories (filmed interviews) collected by Caroline Maniaque-Benton, the exhibition offers a point of entry into the thinking of some of the advocates of “sustainable” planning within the alternative architecture and technology movement of the 1960s and 1970s. DIY-manuals, photographic documentation, artifacts and ephemera linked to the work of Steve Baer, Mike Reynolds, Jay Baldwin, Graham Stevens and others reveal a legacy of direct action and experimentation driven by a desire for autonomy from the state and its infrastructures. Drawing attention to the experimental beginnings of green design, Far-out Voices invites us to consider the ways in which the counter-cultural roots of “sustainability” have become increasingly incorporated within the aims and rhetoric of government and industry alike.