We often think about contemporary architecture in terms of its immediate impact, its hardware or software, plain or covert political objectives and so on. It is only when we have a bit of distance that we can then talk about its contribution to Architecture, vis-à-vis the works' impact on the profession, on a cities' image, so on and so forth.
In “Curating Architecture as Knowledge Production”, Shirley Surya discusses her work on curating Architecture as a geographically specific yet transnational design and historical project. We are treated with her perspective on collecting Architectural works as points for introspection, conjectures, and perhaps even validation, and just in time as Hong Kong gains new narratives through the M+ Design and Architecture collection.
The four exhibitions covered under this talk may be viewed via links below:
[Yung Ho Chang + FCJZ: Material-ism (UCCA, Beijing, 2012)]
[Building M+ The museum and architecture collection (ArtisTree, Hong Kong, 2014)]
[Incomplete urbanism: Attempts of Critical Spatial Practice (NTU CCA, Singapore, 2016)]
[In Search of Southeast Asia through M+ Collections (M+ Pavilion, Hong Kong, 2018)]