PhD candidate Evangelos Kotsioris was selected as the 2016-17 Emerging Curator at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. The Emerging Curator program offers the opportunity to propose and curate a project at the CCA related to contemporary debates in architecture, urban issues, landscape design, and cultural and social dynamics. The project is to be developed during a residency of three months at the CCA. Princeton School of Architecture M.Arch graduates Ivi Diamantopoulou and Jaffer Kolb have also contributed a series of 12 newly-commissioned drawings to the exhibition.
Kotsioris' exhibition project, "Lab Cult: An Unorthodox History of Interchanges Between Science and Architecture" is open from March 22 through September 2, 2018.
Today, after a long period of questioning science’s capacity to provide answers to architecture’s social mandate, architects and designers are once again enchanted with the concept of the laboratory. This exhibition investigates the lab as a recurring and productive allegory for experimentation and imagines new modes of transdisciplinary research threading together these two fields. A series of case studies from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are presented through archival material from the CCA collection, as well as models, scientific instruments, and photographs on loan from historical and scientific institutions across North America.