Architecture Exhibitions International

Archizoom Lausanne

Agriculture and Architecture:
Taking the Country’s Side

Feb 27–Apr 29, 2020
Joel Sternfeld, “McLean, Virginia, December 1978”, Foto: Joel Sternfeld, American Prospects, 1987.

Taking stock of the severe environmental predicament that now faces our world, this exhibition intends to ignite a reflection (both retrospective and pro-spective) on the strong link between the twin disciplines of agriculture and architecture, and on their growing divorce since the industrial revolution. It aims to learn from agricultural scientists, activists and designers who have consistently explored the hypothesis of a future of energy descent and its consequences, for the redesign and maintenance of living territories.

Taking the Country’s Side is an exhibition curated by Sébastien Marot, commissioned by the Lisbon Architecture Triennale for its 5th edition in 2019 and in co-production with CCB – Garagem Sul, in Lisbon. The exhibition is adapted by Archizoom for its presentation at EPFL, Lausanne.

Consisting of 42 panels, a large chronological frieze, a compass of 4 scenarios and a series of videos, the exhibition content comes from two courses given by the philosopher Sébastien Marot at ENSAVT Paris-Est and EPFL on environmental history and the relationship between agriculture and architecture.