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  • Foreign Office Architects (creator)
  • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)



Dates of creation


Level of archival description

Sub-series 1

Extent and Medium

  • 130 printouts
  • 21 photographs
  • 20 colour slides (35mm)
  • 4 books
  • 3 files of brochures
  • 0.49 l.m. textual records
  • Other materials

Scope and Content

Sub-series primarily documents exhibitions that the Foreign Office Architects participated in between 1995 and 2008. It also contains a minimal amount of textual records relating to invitations to lecture and architectural competitions. The material has been left in its original order, and where material relating to subjects other than exhibitions has been identified, it is indicated with a note in the File.

Sub-series contains predominantly textual records, often accompanied by sketches and notes, as well as correspondence, lists of exhibited works, shipping invoices, loan contracts, images of installed exhibitions and promotional brochures for exhibits and events. It includes exhibitions in Spain, Germany, and the United States of America. Major exhibitions represented in this sub-series include Future Homes, Expo 2000, Hanover, Germany; Folds, Blobs + Boxes: Architecture in the Digital Era, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2001; P_A_U_S_E: The 4th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea, 2002; Breeding Architecture, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 2003; The Snow Show, Finland, 2004; and both the 8th (2002) and 9th (2004) Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibitions, Italy.

Sub-series contains little editorial material, and functions primarily as a record of exhibitions the Foreign Office Architects participated in during this time period. Arrangement within the sub-series is based on the original order and labelling of the material, and is chronological.

Note: The sub-series AP171.S2.SS2 : Publicity Files, Periodicals and Newspapers also contains minimal documentation on exhibitions. See the sub-series Scope and Content note for details.

Reference Number


Credit line

Foreign Office Architects fonds
Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo


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