What is the spatial order of our fossil fuel age? Confronting Carbon Form attempts an answer

Confronting Carbon Form
Curated by Elisa Iturbe, Stanley Cho, and Alican Taylan
The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture
The Cooper Union
7 E 7th Street
New York
Through April 16

Upon arrival to Confronting Carbon Form, an initial wall text proclaims: “A new spatial order was built in the fossil fuel age: new building typologies and urban archetypes… This exhibition offers, for the first time, a working vocabulary of carbon form.”

When defining something, it’s helpful to be specific. This show does the opposite, doling out an array of formal case studies using video, models, prints, books, and drawings, that jump across the globe for the past two centuries.

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