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Exhibition at the Flanders Architecture Institute

Critical Care. Architecture for a Broken Planet 
Flanders Architecture Institute, J. V. Rijswijcklaan 155, 2018 Antwerpen
Exhibition: 28 May 2022 – 11 September 2022

A planet in crisis. The earth in intensive care. Man-made environmental and social catastrophes are threatening to render the planet uninhabitable. The situation is critical and, dominated by the interests of capital, architecture and urbanism are caught up in the crisis. The exhibition Critical Care shows how architecture and urbanism can contribute to repairing the future and keeping the planet and its inhabitants alive. After stops in Vienna, Zürich, Dresden and Berlin Critical Care is on showcase in De Singel, Antwerp

Critical Care, an exhibition of the Architekturzentrum Wien, is an appeal for a new approach, for a caring architecture and urbanism. 21 current examples from Asia, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, the USA and Latin America prove that architecture and urban development do not have to be subservient to the dictates of capital and the exploitation of resources and labour.

In this space, you can see two exhibitions coming together. Critical Care: Architecture for a Broken Planet (an exhibition by Architekturzentrum Wien) is laid out across the walls and Care for Space for Care: Scenes from Flanders and Brussels is positioned in the rooms at the centre of the exhibitionhall. Critical Care offers a framework to understand the role of care in architecture with examples from around the world, while Care for Space for Care provides insight into the local context with clues about the spatial experience of nine projects.
Care for Space for Care explores how care and architecture can nurture each other. The spaces we live in can care for us and our planet, while we also take care of them. With this continuous loop, caring can become one of the inherent characteristics of architectural design.


DATE: 28.05.2022 – 11.09.2022
LOCATION: De Singel (Expo)
ADDRESS: Desguinlei 25, 2018 Antwerp (BE)
PRODUCER: Flanders Architecture Institute and De Singel
EXHIBITION CONCEPT: Architekturzentrum Wien
CURATORS: Angelika Fitz and Elke Krasny
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Alexander Ach Schuh