Alternative Histories

Acknowledging that architecture is a corpus of inherited ideas, Alternative Histories began with a question: could a contemporary architect, with their own references, make a model that would respond to a drawing from the past?

Saturday, September 7, 2019Sunday, September 29, 2019
10:30 - 18:00
CIVA, Rue de l'Ermitage 55, 1050 Brussels

free admission // opening 06.09.19 — 18:30

Jantje Engels and Marius Grootveld, with Drawing Matter and the Architecture Foundation, London

This exhibition collects the 85 models produced by the same number of practices alongside the architectural drawings that prompted them, all of which are held in the UK-based archive of Drawing Matter. Taken as a whole, the responses challenge the facile understanding of concepts of reference, history or influence as drivers of contemporary architectural thinking. From methods to materials, the project opens up not only new ways of looking at the past, but also a series of conversations about how architects today shape their present.

A collective project with 2A+P/A, 31/44, AMUNT, Bardakhanova Champkins, baukuh, BeL, Bernd Schmutz, Bosshard, Tavor, van der Ploeg and Vihervaara, Bovenbouw, Carmody Groarke, Caruso St John & Siw Thomas, Charles Holland, Christ & Gantenbein, Clancy Moore, Conen Sigl, David Kohn, dePaor, De Smet Vermeulen, De Vylder Vinck Taillieu, Descloux Engelschall, Dierendonckblancke, Doorzon, Dow Jones, Dyvik Kahlen, Eagles of Architecture, East, ECTV, Edelaar Mosayebi Inderbitzin, EM2N, Fala, Flores i Prats, Florian Beigel Architects, GAFPA, General Architecture, Gustav Appell, Hans van der Heijden, Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven, Havana, Hayatsu, Hild und K, Hugh Strange, Johan Celsing, Johansen Skovsted, Klara Bindl & Professor Lehnerer, Knapkiewicz & Fickert, Lilith Ronner van Hooijdonk, Loeliger Strub, Lütjens Padmanabhan, Marie-José Van Hee, Max Otto Zitzelsberger, Mikael Bergquist, Monadnock, muf, Multerer, Murmuur, Nikolaus Bienefeld, noAarchitecten, Noreile Breen, NP2F, Oda Pälmke, Office Winhov, Olivier Goethals, OMMX, ONO, Point Supreme, Raamwerk, RLOALUARNAD, Robbrecht en Daem, Roz Barr, Rural Urban Framework, Ryan W Kennihan, Sam Jacob, Schneider Türtscher, Sergison Bates London, Sergison Bates Zurich, Smith & Taylor, Stephen Taylor, Taka, Thys Vermeulen, Tomas Dirrix & Boris de Beijer, Tony Fretton, Traumnovelle, Veldwerk, Wim Goes, Witherford Watson Mann