THINK GLOBAL, BUILD SOCIAL! Architectures for a Better World

8 June – 1 September 2013
Guided tours Sat and Sun, 15:00

n the form of the resulting structures, architecture influences the society that creates it. However, over the past few decades the discipline has only marginally addressed the question of its social relevance: Until recently, global conflicts, political and ecological migration, overpopulation and the explosive formation of slums were not of central importance neither in schools of architecture nor architectural firms. But now a small number of architects have taken it upon themselves to apply their services in a new way, planning and successfully implementing projects that are committed to helping those people who normally would not have access to specialist designers. In the exhibition DAM is showcasing some 20 different positions and concepts that convey a new view of the role architecture plays in society. The architects presented are activists who plan and design, putting themselves and their knowledge at the service of society. The structures they have realized meet high ecological standards while fulfilling a social purpose, and thus have an on-going positive impact.

Herausgeber: © Deutsches Architekturmuseum Frankfurt a.M., Schaumainkai 43, 21.04.2019