27.03. - 27.06.2010

Environments and Counter Environments: Experimental Media in ‘Italy: The New Domestic Landscape’, MoMA 1972

As part of the exhibition, original documents and multimedia projections will be shown that were presented in 1972 in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) by the curator Emilio Ambasz. With its own means of systematization the exhibition paid homage to the dynamic and politically complex context of Italian design and architecture of the 1960s and early 1970s. For the first time since 1972 the current exhibition Environments and Counter Environments: Experimental Media in ‘Italy: The New Domestic Landscape’, MoMA 1972 brings together all the films that were produced for the original exhibition. Further exhibited objects show different positions concerning design concept development and the theoretical foundation of ‘environments’. In this way the exhibition newly brings media and ‘environments’ together – and thereby prompts a re-thinking of the borders between architecture and residential space, as well as their requirements and territories.

With: Archizoom, Gae Aulenti, Mario Bellini, Joe Colombo, Gruppo Strum, Gaetano Pesce, Ugo La Pietra, Alberto Rosselli, Ettore Sottsass Jr., Superstudio, Marco Zanuso / Sapper, 9999.

Upcoming exhibitions

09.09. - 05.11.2023

S AY Swiss Architecture Yearbook

Opening: 8/9/2023, 7 PM

For the first time, Switzerland has its own architecture yearbook. Properly Swiss – in English and three national languages. SAY Swiss Architecture Yearbook!
SAY Swiss Architecture Yearbook will be released biennially from 2023 onwards. Curated by the S AM Swiss Architecture Museum and the magazine werk, bauen+wohnen.
An accompanying travelling exhibition will start on the 8th of September 2023 at the S AM Swiss Architecture Museum. This will promote discussion of the book’s content in Switzerland and abroad, fuelling the debate on Swiss architecture.

25.11.2023 - 07.04.2024

What if

Opening: 24/11/2023, 7 PM

Lost, rejected, abandoned or altered... There is a vast number of architectural designs that continue to be talked about in Switzerland, even though they have never been built. The S AM takes a look back at them and constructs a utopian-dystopian image of what Switzerland could have been.