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Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie


Habitat of the Future.

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This major retrospective explores the work of international architect and 2015 AIA Gold Medal–winner Moshe Safdie FAIA. Tracing the trajectory of Safdie’s more than 50-year career, Global Citizen investigates Safdie’s evolving design philosophy and pioneering contributions to the field of architecture through a presentation of models, drawings, films, and photography from more than 30 projects.

Curated by Donald Albrecht, in coordination with local firm NADAAA and Safdie Architects, this internationally-traveled exhibition will include large-scale models of built, unbuilt, and in-process projects from throughout the firm’s history that explore how Safdie’s works combine the social activism and advanced technologies of modernism with profound respect for historic and regional content.

“Throughout his career, Moshe has consistently confronted the challenges of urban life with solutions that create livable spaces, connecting the public to nature and their community,” says exhibition curator Donald Albrecht. “From Habitat ’67 to his current work with skyscrapers around the world, Moshe creates buildings that add to their environment and enhance visitor and residential experience. Global Citizen demonstrates his diverse portfolio of projects that range vastly in size, scope, and purpose, but share his underlying design philosophy that connect the building to its surroundings.” The exhibition catalog, coauthored by Albrecht, will be on sale at BSA Space.

This exhibition is curated by Donald Albrecht and designed by Nader Tehrani.

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