When architects design their own grave

An exhibition in the Faculty of Architecture of the Yale University reflects on the themes of death and memory.

Yale University’s Faculty of Architecture opened an exhibition asking architects to imagine and design their own burial place. This is not a new theme, several architects had already done the same, from Mimar Sinan to Le Corbusier.

The exhibition was conceived as a point of conversation on the themes of death and memory. From here the question: “What do we, as architects, choose to remember and honor – and how?”

Curated by Jerome Tryon, David Schaengold and Luka Pajovic, the exhibition features drawings of the tombs of architects including Barozzi Veiga, Fala, Erin & Ian Besler, Bryan Cantley, Níall McLaughlin, Flores & Prats and others, while students from the faculty were asked in parallel to draw the tombs envisioned by masters including Adolf Loos and Jože Plečnik.

In Memoriam
20 February until 28 March 2020
Yale University
New Haven, CT 06520, United States

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