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.

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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

12.05. - 28.08.2022

Napoli Super Modern

„Napoli Super Modern“ is an homage to Naples. The Parisian office LAN and the photographer Cyrille Weiner provide insights and observations about the complex architecture and urban development of this maritime metropolis, with a focus on the years between 1930 and 1960.

Photo: Assimiliation douce, photography by Cyrille Weiner, out of the series Assimilation douce, Napoli, 2020

10.09. - 23.10.2022

Fall Exhibition

The fall exhibition of the S AM will be dedicated to a current topic in architecture. More detailed information follows.

11.11.2022 - 24.04.2023

New Architecture in Japan

This group show shines a light on young, lesser known architectural positions in Japan. In reaction to urgent problems of the present – climate crisis, social change, neoliberalism – these architects are exploring new ways of designing and working that also redefine the very role of the architect. 

Photo: Fuminori Nousaku & Mio Tsuneyama, Holes in the House, 2017– © Ryogo Utatsu