Jun 18, 2011

Cedric Price - Think the Unthinkable



Date: 31 Mar 2011 - 3 Sep 2011
Location: Gallery 2, level 2, The Lighthouse, Glasgow


The questions posed by Cedric Price (1934 – 2003) are still potentially revolutionary. Is architecture doing as much for people as comfortable shoes? Do we need buildings, and if so what for?

This exhibition looks at the ideas which underlay Price’s celebrated projects, exploring their continuing power to inspire and challenge, and the strong parallels between Price’s vision of a technology-rich, communications-driven future and the reality of contemporary life in Britain. The exhibition draws on Price’s archive, bringing his projects to life with new graphic technologies which Price would undoubtedly have enthusiastically embraced had he lived.

Projects by architecture students from Strathclyde University and the Mackintosh School of Architecture, and by fine art and photography students from the Glasgow School of Art are presented. Based on Price’s ideas on public space, these add a contemporary layer to the exhibition.



afterrabbit

2 comments:

Norman Fellows said...

It's always worth asking oneself the question "What would Cedric do?"

afterrabbit said...

Like it. It's also generally good to put oneself into other notable architects' shoes, as a mean of self-assessment.

 

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