Architecture Connecting

8.11.24 - 23.3.25

From 2024 to 2029, Louisiana will present a new series of six architecture exhibitions, spotlighting the evolution of architecture in an era of climate crisis and the social, cultural and political challenges this reality poses.

The exhibition series is supported by the philantropic association Realdania

The exhibitions will investigate how interdisciplinary encounters expand the field of architecture, and how our built world is likely to evolve. Will we ultimately bid a farewell to classic categorical antitheses such as ‘city/country’ and ‘nature/culture’ and perhaps even to the notion that our very planet is unique?

Opening in November 2024, the first exhibition in the series will take a close look at architecture firms and architects that make diverse use of biology and biochemistry as a basis for architecture. It will reveal how research is impacting the working methods and processes of architects, and particularly how interdisciplinary approaches are changing buildings and landscapes.

A strong tradition

The new series Architecture Connections is based on the The Architect’s Studio, a series of exhibitions (2017-2023) where the museum took a close look at the working process of studios around the world, providing fascinating insight into how ideas turn into form:

• In 2017, the first exhibition in the series presented Amateur Architecture Studio in China, headed by Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu.
• In 2018, the exhibition, So Far …, featured Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena and the Elemental studio.
• In 2019 the works and ideas of Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao was showcased.
• In 2020-21, the exhibition Taking time featured Indian architect Anupama Kundoo.
• In 2022, the work of interdisciplinary agence Forensic Architecture was presented and their endeavours to uncover, map and submit evidence of conflicts and crimes around the world.
• In 2023, the final exhibition in series presented work by the Kenyan architectural studio Cave_bureau.