The Other Architect is also a tour

Event, 12 November to 7 April

In addition to general tours of The Other Architect (Wednesday to Sunday, 2 pm in English, 3:30 pm in French), we invite visitors to join special tours focused on one or two of the twenty-three case studies included in the exhibition.

Tours begin at the information desk on Thursdays at 5:00 pm in English and 5:30 pm in French, and last for thirty minutes.


19 November: Take Part

26 November: Architecture Detective Agency (ADA)

3 December: AMO (OMA/AMO) The Rotterdam-based architectural practice Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) discovered a research entity in the mirror. Conceived as a virtual think tank, AMO was founded by Rem Koolhaas and Dan Wood in 1999.

10 December: International Laboratory of Architecture and Urbanism (ILAUD) Students and professors united outside their home institutions to form ILAUD (1974–2003), an annual two month-long summer seminar held in Urbino, Italy, and conceived by Giancarlo de Carlo.

17 December: Forensic Architecture Investigations spatializing war and justice were initiated in 2011 by Eyal Weizman and Forensic Architecture, a research team based at Goldsmiths, University of London, focusing on human rights violations and war crimes.

Holiday break


7 January: Lightweight Enclosures Unit (LEU) A search for lightness produced a bibliography when the Lightweight Enclosures Unit (1969–1986) was founded by Frank Newby and Cedric Price in London, England

14 January: Kommunen in der Neuen Welt Reading patterns of historical communes across the USA resulted in Liselotte and Oswald Mathias Ungers writing future urban developments in their book Kommunen in der Neuen Welt, (1969–1976).

21 January: Atelier de Recherche et d’Action Urbaines (ARAU) and Corridart ARAU challenged the post-war projects that threatened the historic city of Brussels, Belgium, with appealing alternative visions; founded in 1969 by René Schoonbrodt, Jacques Van Der Briest, and Maurice Culot. Melvin Charney selected local artists to put urban contradictions where we can see them in Corridart, a large-scale outdoor exhibition staged and censored in Montreal, Canada as part of the 1976 Summer Olympics.

28 January: Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies (IAUS) IAUS (1967–1983) entered the city to test academic theories while constructing an alternative institution that bridged the gap between the theoretical and the instrumental; instigated by Peter Eisenman in New York City, USA.

4 February: Multiplicity Multiplicity unites an international group of researchers to identify new ‘territories’ in the news by studying the dynamics of changing social behaviours in urban environments, founded in 2001 by Stefano Boeri in Milan, Italy.

11 February: The Architecture Machine (AMG) Human-machine interactions were supposed to democratize architecture in the Architecture Machine Group (1967–1985), established at MIT by Nicholas Negroponte and Leon Groisser as a model for developing computer-aided design.

18 February: Delos Symposion The Delos Symposion (1963–1972) left the ground to transcend ideas of time and place to discuss global issues of population, resources and technology; hosted and organized annually by Constantinos Doxiadis on a boat in the Aegean Sea.

25 February: AA/AD/Polyark The AD/AA/Polyark bus network experimented with new technologies and increased communication among schools of architecture; organized in 1973 by Peter Murray at Architectural Design magazine with the Architectural Association and Cedric Price.

3 March: Design-A-Thon Design-A-Thon (1976–1984) had architects designing urban projects with citizen participating through hour-long live television shows produced by the firm Moore Grover Harper.

10 March: Urban Innovations Group (UIG) The Urban Innovations Group (1971–1993) put students and professors to work by establishing an independent practice arm for UCLA’s school of architecture in Los Angeles, USA. Founded by Harvey Perloff, it pioneered the field of urban planning.

17 March: Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) and Architects Revolutionary Council (ARC) CUP constructs a civic conscience by using design to demystify urban policy and make complex issues and laws accessible through publications, exhibitions, and community events; founded as a non-profit organization in 1997 in New York, USA. Circulating propaganda against complacency and obedience, and criticizing the profession of architects, ARC (1974–1978) was established as an activist group by Brian Anson and students of the Architectural Association in London, England.

24 March: Global Tools Workshops on the body, communication and survival promoted non-technological methods of design. Reacting against industrialization, Global Tools (1973–1975) was founded by a group of radical Italian architects and designers in Milan.

31 March: Pidgeon Audio Visual (PAV) and CIRCO Pidgeon Audio Visual produced and distributed interviews with the most important architects from around the world. The audio-visual collection was created by Monica Pidgeon in London, England, in 1979. CIRCO printed at home to keep the conversation going outside, freely exchanging essays on architecture in pamphlet form and encouraging discussion of critical theory, started in the office of Mansilla + Tuñón Architects in Madrid, Spain, in 1993.

7 April: Any Corporation and Art Net The ten annual Anyone Corporation (1990–2000) conferences iterated indeterminacy to debate architecture internationally. The events and corresponding publications were organized and edited by Cynthia Davidson. Peter Cook relaxes the gallery to discover new ideas in Art Net (1973–1979), a non-commercial venue that provided a place for unusual discussions of art and architecture in London, England.


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