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Villes Visionnaires. Hommage à Michel Ragon / The City as a Vision. Tribute to Michel Ragon

September 19 2014 - February 22 2015, Orléans
Les Turbulences - Frac Centre
 
Exhibiting artists


Divided into two sections – one historical, the other prospective – this exhibition pays tribute to historian and critic Michel Ragon who, in his books Où vivrons-nous demain? [Where will we live tomorrow?] (1963) and Prospective et Futurologie[Forecasting and Futurology] (1978), gave an introduction to the issues of experimental architecture – a field that lies at the heart of the Frac Centre’s collection. 
Through six thematic sections, along with a hundred or so scale models, drawings, and photomontages, the exhibition focuses on giving an overview of this search for new territories and urban configurations capable of welcoming future city-dwellers.
The projects presented all answer the necessity to rethink new uses for cities, to generate resources and connect the microscale of the individual with the macro-scale of the expanding urban territory. What logics can architects develop to generate or regenerate the contemporary city between local and global scales?

Historical section: 
Architecture Principe (Claude Parent – Paul Virilio), Archizoom Associati, Chanéac, Constant, Justus, Dahinden, Domenig + HuthGünther Feuerstein, Yona Friedman, Klaus Gartler & Helmut Rieder, Vittorio, Giorgini, James Guitet, Günter Günschel, Bernhard Hafner, Angela Hareiter, Haus-Rücker-Co, Pascal, Häusermann, Hans Hollein, Arata Isozaki, Jozef Jankovic, Paul Maymont, MIASTO, Manfredi Nicoletti, Luigi Pellegrin, Charles Péré-Lahaille, Aldo Loris Rossi, Guy Rottier, Jacques Rougerie, Nicolas Schöffer, Eckhard Schulze-Fielitz, Paolo Soleri, Alina Slesinska et Eustachy Kossakowski, Superstudio, Pierre Székely, Iannis Xenakis, Zünd up. 

Prospective Section: 
Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Asymptote Architecture (Hani Rashid + Lise Anne Couture), BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), BNKR Arquitectura, Delhi 2050, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, DOMAIN, Office + KAAN Architecten, Dominique Perrault Architecture, Foster + Partners, Sou Fujimoto Architects, Future Cape Townm, GRAU, Heatherwick Studio, MAD Architects, NLÉ, OMA, Oppenheim Architecture + Design, The Petropolis of Tomorrow, SL Rasch GmbH Special & Lightweight Structures, SNØHETTA, Urban Think Tank, WOHA.

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