20.05. - 18.06.2017

Forum Basel

Forum Basel. Urban spaces for communal living 
Opening: 19.05.2017, 7PM

From 20 May to 18 June, S AM abolishes its entrance fee and provides a non-commercial space to the people of Basel to work, play, read, eat, rest and more.
In reaction to the increasing commodification of urban space today, the two emerging architecture practices Kosmos Architects (Moscow/Basel) and Plan Común (Santiago de Chile) explore potential collective spaces in Basel. Surveys and projects, developed in collaboration with local architects, are complemented by interviews with actors of the built environment.
The more heterogeneous societies become, the more important it is for cities to provide open spaces where we can experience ourselves as part of a community. In the original sense of the “Museion” of Ancient Greece, S AM Swiss Architecture Museum is transformed into a home for public life.

Become part of S AM's public realm and enter your activity in the museum in our online calendar!

Curators: Andreas Ruby, Stéphanie Savio
Co-Curators: Plan ComúnKosmos Architects
In collaboration with: Caesar Zumthor ArchitektenFocketyn Del Rio StudioManuel Herz ArchitectsRahbaran Hürzeler ArchitektenScheibler & VillardVécsey Schmidt Architekten

In the context of Future Architecture Platform
Co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union

Become part of S AM's public realm and enter your activity in the museum in our online calendar!

The following exhibition furniture is at your disposal in the 4 galleries:
Room 1: 4 tables
Raum 2: large Ping-Pong boards and tribune
Raum 3: Platform
Raum 4: 4 foam mats 


Upcoming exhibitions

20.11.2021 - 24.04.2022


Opening: 19/11/2021, 7 PM

Love it or hate it: concrete is everywhere. This exhibition examines this polarising material and its role in the Swiss self-image, challenging popular myths and uncovering surprising connections. A coproduction between the S AM and the gta Archives, Zurich, the Archives de la construction moderne, Lausanne, and the Fondazione Archivio del Moderno, Mendrisio. Scientific curator: Sarah Nichols.

Photo: The “Zementhalle” by Hans Leuzinger (architect) and Robert Maillart at the 1939 Swiss National Exhibition in Zurich, courtesy ETH-Bibliothek Zürich, Bildarchiv