Suitcase Architecture


In the seventies, you had to go to Bologna for urban renewal. Ten years later, everyone who was interested in architecture and urbanism travelled to Paris, and in the period of the Olympic Games of 1992, public space in Barcelona was a must. Since then, Japan, Brazil and China have been favourite destinations.
The exhibition ‘Suitcase Architecture’ turned the spotlight on the trips designers have made in recent decades. The focus was on Herman Hertzberger and Laurens Jan ten Kate, Herman Zeinstra, Rudy Uytenhaak, Charlotte ten Dijke, Pim Kother and Ton Salman and Claudia Schmidt, architects of recently completed arresting buildings in Amsterdam. On show were travel biographies, records in the form of sketches, photographs and notes and the influence that travelling has had on their designs.