Laboratories examines how architecture can respond to an uncertain post-September 11 world and construct a new stage for thought. Six young Montreal architecture firms present environments or installations that investigate the fundamental language of architecture and that affirm the civilizing power of the imagination. The contributing firms are Atelier Big City, Atelier BRAQ, Atelier in situ, Bosses design, BUILD, and Pierre Thibault.
The exhibition is accompanied by a series of meetings, debates, workshops, and numerous other public programs, generating discussion of the foundations of architecture. In addition, a space at the end of the exhibition is equipped with video cameras and computer terminals for visitors to participate in this exchange of ideas.
Curated by Frédéric Migayrou, Centre d’architecture et de culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, and Mark Wigley, Columbia University.