The Other Architect at Columbia’s GSAPP showcases 23 case studies of architects who emerged within the discipline and society without producing built work. With examples dating back to the 1960s, the exhibition seeks to illustrate how international and often multidisciplinary groups used experimental devices to approach design outside of the traditional realm.
Within The Other Architect, audiences can find objects that display how the selected architects thought and worked, such as books, drawings, photographs, budgets, tactics for accessing resources, videos, mission statements and manifestos, surveys, posters, meeting minutes and organizational schemes, T-shirts, questionnaires, and even boats and buses.
The exhibition looks into the source of these alternative methods of creative development and questions how similarly unique approaches can be applied to contemporary architecture. The Other Architect is itself, too, a research project that contributes to the discourse surrounding the role of the architect responds to the question of how architecture can be viewed beyond built forms.
The Other Architect
Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery
Buell Hall, Columbia GSAPP
1172 Amsterdam Avenue, New York
Through December 2