What role can history play in contemporary architecture practice?
Rather than adopting a postmodern attitude or evoking past discussions and historical architectural forms, Go Hasegawa, Kersten Geers, and David Van Severen address contemporary issues in their work while remaining in dialogue with history.
Even with distinct pasts and contexts, affinities emerge in shared concerns and approaches. In their conversations, history becomes a tool that can be used in production, rather than just an object of study.
This book features newly produced plans, sections, models, and perspectives for projects by Go Hasegawa and OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen, juxtaposed with reference material chosen from the CCA Collection. Introduced and annotated by the architects, these images form a visual manifesto for a unique relationship to history.
Published after the exhibition, Besides, History: Go Hasegawa, Kersten Geers, David Van Severen at Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal (10 May – 15 October 2017).