Exhibition "The View from the Car: Autopia as a New Perceptual Regime"
Curated by Dr. ir. Marianna Charitonidou
15 September to 15 October 2021
Baubibliothek, ETH Zürich
This exhibition, through the visual juxtaposition of photographs taken by several important architects of the 20th and 21st century from the car while travelling, aims to render explicit the impact of the car on the the way we perceive the city. It provides an overview of the role of car-based photography in the reinvention of architectural and urban design strategies. Through the display of clusters of photographs that share the same epistemological concerns and their juxtaposition with drawings of projects on which the architects were working during the same period, the exhibition offers a visual demonstration of the influence of the automobile vision on the understanding of architecture and urban design as practice.