Yale School of Architecture, New Haven
– 15 November 2018
In the collaborative exhibition entitled “Adjacencies”, 14 architecture practices use innovative works to display components of the contemporary architectural zeitgeist.
The exhibition will not only refer to current influences and trends in the field of architecture, but also to their past and their development over recent years. The exhibition tries to find answers to questions such as how shapes are used to communicate in architecture, how to generate and use innovative ways of composition and how to acquire new audiences. Each practice presents projects intending to convey motifs such as physicality, surprise, playfulness and curiosity in the form of drawings, renderings, videos, gifs, apps, photographs, and physical models. Emphasising a variety of approaches and perspectives, all of which are individual and extraordinary, the exhibition aims to involve the visitor in a particular way. The exhibition is curated by Nate Hume, who is part of the Hume Coover Studio, whose projects focus particularly on the combination of geometry, unusual materials, and human perception. Participating architectural firms, which also often take an interdisciplinary approach include Medium Office, Bair Balliet, and Besler and Sons. “Adjacencies” is an exhibition staged by the Yale Architecture Gallery, which since 1979 has presented a regular programme of exhibitions now numbering four each year.