A three-sessions course on Tuesday, starting October 11th, from 6 to 7.50 p.m.
For the over 60 million individuals currently considered refugees, shelter can represent consignment to an in-between; they slip through geographic and architectural imaginaries because, for them, dwelling is defined by constant movement or escape. In this course we will draw on the exhibition Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter to observe how transnational art and architecture must now move beyond a conventional understanding of buildings to include concepts of mobility, impermanence, and less tangible forms of habitation. We will consider how, in so doing, artists and architects can define a new ethics of space.
Sean Anderson is Associate Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art, and curator of Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter. He has practiced as an architect and taught in Afghanistan, India, Italy, Morocco, Sri Lanka and the UAE. His book Modern Architecture and Its Representation in Colonial Eritrea was published in 2015.
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Here, MoMA director Glenn Lowry discusses the opening of two exhibitions, “Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter,” with curator Sean Anderson, and “How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior,” with curator Juliet Kinchin.