Exhibition: Archaeology of the Digital, CCA Montreal

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The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) is holding an exhibition dedicated to digital technology for architectural projects, open until 13 October.

Exhibition: Archaeology of the Digital, CCA Montreal

The exhibition being held at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, curated by architect Greg Lynn, focuses on the digital tools used for architectural design at the end of 1980 and in the early 1990s and the projects produced using those tools. In particular, the projects investigated are the Lewis Residence by Frank O. Gehry, Peter Eisenman's design of Biozentrum, the biology centre for the J.W. Goethe university, studies for the roof structure of the Odawara gymnasium by Shoei Yoh and lastly, Chuck Hoberman's Iris dome and expanding sphere.
This event is part of a broader research project that CCA will develop over the next three years to set up an initial digital architecture collection.

The research project will take place through exhibitions, seminars and publications, seeking the answers to the basic problems of creating a collection: how to archive it, catalogue it, exhibit it and make it useable for the general public.
The Archaeology of the Digital exhibition is a critical investigation into the development and use of digital design. Curator, Greg Lynn points out that when talking about "digital design" we always think about the future, whereas it must be considered as a "recent past".

(Agnese Bifulco)

Title: Archaeology of the Digital
Dates: 7 May - 13 October 2013
Location: CCA, Montreal - Canada
Images courtesy of CCA, Montreal