Think temporary: Installations by Architects exhibition at Dalhousie

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There’s a great exhibition in the Dalhousie Architecture and Planning building (main-floor exhibition room, 5410 Spring Garden) that captures the intersection between art and architecture, minus the jargon and usual art-speak. Installations by Architects is a companion show to a book of the same name, published by Princeton Architectural Press. Curated by Dal prof Sarah Bonnemaison and Ronit Eisenbach, the survey looks at temporary architectural installations that invite public participation—-touching, entering, experiencing—-under a variety of categories, including tectonics, body, nature, memory and public space. (The female urinal pants is probably of interest to at least 51 percent of you).

Nocturne-goers who popped into the architecture school’s installations on October 17—-the ghostly lines of green lights hanging from the front window and the wooden shelter in the courtyard—-have already experienced this type of temporary environment. But like all good things, even the exhibition must come to an end: After the show wraps up here on Saturday at 5pm, it will travel to several international destinations, including Berlin.

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