SHIFTS: The Economic Crisis and its Consequences for Architecture

The exhibition ‘Shifts’ looked at the influence of the financial crisis on architects and architecture’s social role.

Exhibition Period 7 February 2014 - 25 May 2014
 
Show on map Location Danish Architecture Centre
 

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Photo: Christian van der Kooy

The Danish/Dutch Powerhouse Company, in collaboration with the architecture critic, Hans Ibelings, have created the exhibition Shifts, which looked at the influence of the financial crisis on architects and architecture's social role.

'Shifts' spotlighted how the global financial crisis of 2008 has affected architecture; what was going on prior to the crisis; and what effect the crisis has had on architects. For example, when architects have designed only 5% of our buildings, is it still relevant to claim that architects are responsible for the way, in which we live and work? And how does the crisis affect architects' future responsibilities?

>> Read interview with Hans Ibeling and Chales Bessard from Powerhouse

>> More about Powerhouse Company

SHIFTS: The Economic Crisis and its Consequences for Architecture is created by Powerhouse Company in collaboration with the architecture critic and historian, Hans Ibelings. The exhibition at the Danish Architecture Centre WAS supported by Realdania. 

Monday, February 03, 2014 / By Kasper Egeberg

Last updated Wednesday, July 19, 2017