press release

Architectural research has today reframed the city as a living laboratory, where people, events and things are translated into forms of visualisation. The notion of fieldwork, once tied to anthropology, is by now a ubiquitous term for almost all research outside of the architectural studio, with emerging tropes around information collection, organization and display. This exhibition frames a selection of practitioners who work precisely within and against these tropes; engaging with the modes and formats of translation, from the research subject to the page, screen, or document. Their field then, is that of information, and their mode is that of new visual organization. Fieldwork will illuminate the diverse ways that contemporary architects collect and manage information to produce new formats of observation, description and evidence. The exhibition includes the work of First Office, Besler and Sons, Liam Young and Cooking Sections.