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taking the country’s side

An exhibition linking architecture and agriculture from 12/09/2022 to 20/11/2022 - Halles Saint-Géry

By measuring the environmental impasse with which our world is confronted, this exhibition intends to provoke a reflection both retrospective and prospective on the close link between these two twin disciplines, agriculture and architecture, and on their growing divorce since the industrial revolution.

It aims to learn from agronomists, activists and planners who have been thinking about the hypothesis of an energetic degrowth as well as about the recomposition and perpetuation of living territories.

Composed of a historiographic set of 42 maps, a reflexive compass, a large timeline and a series of videos, the exhibition Agriculture and Architecture: Taking the Country's Side, produced as part of the 2019 Lisbon Architecture Triennial, curated by the Architecture & Experience master's degree of ENSAVT Paris-Est, was presented in the Garagem Sul of the Centro Cultural de Belem from October 2019 to February 2020.

Insofar as its content is largely derived from two courses given at ENAC in recent years, its translation to EPFL, in a concentrated, and slightly amended form, is a kind of homecoming.

Urban and Les Halles Saint-Géry are glad to invite you to the opening of the exhibition "Taking The Country's Side, Architecture & Agriculture", on Tuesday 13 September at 6.30 pm.

Producer: Urban, Co-production: Halles Saint-Géry-Sint Gorikshallen and archipel-maison de l'architecture Rhône-Alpes, Curator: Sébastien Marot (FR), Contributor: Matthieu Calame (section C), Illustrators: Gaëtan Amossé (FR) and Martin Etienne (FR), Research team: Paul de Greslan, Paul Bouet, Raphaël Bach with the support of the Observatoire de la Condition Suburbaine (OCS), Research Laboratory of ENSAVT Paris-Est, Contribution and Coordination Brussels Hubert Lionnez (Karbon') , Scenography: Hubert Lionnez (Karbon') + Luna Van Aubel, Graphic design: Tony Simoes Relvas.

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