The TAM exhibition "Territory as Palimpsest: The legacy of André Corboz" produced by the Accademia, in Lausanne
11 September 2023
The Teatro dell’architettura Mendrisio of the USI is pleased to announce that the exhibition “Le territoire come palinseste: l'héritage d'André Corboz” will open soon at Archizoom-EPFL in Lausanne, from September 25th until December 5th, 2023.
The exhibition promoted by the Academy of Architecture - USI, with the Institute for the History and Theory of Art and Architecture – ISA, the support of the Academy of Architecture Library and of the Borromini Chair, was previously presented at the Teatro dell'architettura Mendrisio from November 4, 2022 to February 5, 2023.
Curatorial team: André Bideau (concept, main content) e Sonja Hildebrand with Anna Bernardi, Elena Cogato Lanza e Frida Grahn
Opening: Monday 25 September, 6.30 p.m.
Inaugural lecture by André Bideau an Sonja Hildebrand
The exhibition aims to examine the complex corpus of works by André Corboz, an art and city historian from Geneva, whose library and documents collection are preserved in the USI Academy of Architecture Library in Mendrisio (ref. Fondo A.Corboz) and whose interests ranged from Palladio to the Territorial Grid of the United States, from planning during the French Enlightenment to postmodern Switzerland. The exhibition uncovers connections between diverse subjects, taking visitors into Corboz's intellectual laboratory, providing insights into his work methods and narrative strategies. It will also address his activities as cultural critic, writer and educator of historians and architects. The exhibition's thematic sectors are structured along two main themes: How to read the territory and Knowledge production and historiography. This distinction emphasises Corboz's contributions to the discourse of landscape and urban development on the one hand, while also illustrating the evolution of a self-trained historian who travelled through multiple disciplinary fields.
Archizoom exhibition space
Faculty of Natural, Architectural and Built Environment (ENAC)
Bâtiment SG (SG 1212), Place Ada Lovelace, EPFL - 1015 Lausanne
Open Monday to Friday, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm.
Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Sundays