Forecast & Fantasy in Late Modern Architecture

Forecast and Fantasy: Architecture Without Borders, 1960s-1980s, Museum of Estonian Architecture, Tallinn

20 January – 30 April 2023, Eesti Arhitektuurimuuseum, Talinn

Curated By Andres Kurg and Mari Laanemets

By examining scientific evaluations alongside artistic dreamings, this exhibition presented a multifaceted impression of the future as it was felt in the late 20th Century.

Paolo Soleri (1919–2013), Plan, Cosanti Foundation, Paradise Valley, Arizona, 1963. Print, 465 × 903 mm. DMC 2027r.
Archizoom Associati, Drawing, Teatri, 1968. Black ink on tracing , 280 × 430 mm. DMC 2057.1.

Sci-fi-like plans are were presented next to the radical theoretical provocations of Superstudio, and beside these both the prognostications of contemporary scientists about how the future would ‘really’ turn out.

Superstudio, Drawing, UFO, Florence, 1967. Pen, ink and coloured crayons, 700 × 999 mm. DMC 2153.

Read short essays on individual items, including those from the Drawing Matter Collection, here. Find our review of this exhibition by Markus Lähteenmäki here.