Archaeology of the Digital: Complexity and Convention

Thursday, January 12, 2017 to Sunday, May 7, 2017


Rudolph Hall See map
180 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511

This exhibition, curated by Greg Lynn, marks the third phase of the research project by the Canadian Centre for Architecture initiated with the 2013 exhibition "Archaeology of the Digital." Through the lens of five curatorial themes (high-fidelity 3D, structure/cladding, data, photorealism, and topography/topology) fifteen exemplary projects, both built and unbuilt, are dissected and reassembled to provide a reading of innovative design strategies from the recent past that have now become convention.

Image: Zaha Hadid Architects, Phaeno Science Center: Rendered view, 2001. Zaha Hadid records, Canadian Centre for Architecture. Montreal. Gift of Zaha Hadid Foundation. © Zaha Hadid Foundation