Focusing on the past 50 years, the mixed-media exhibition Living Anatomy features both built and academic work and showcases innovative approaches and solutions to housing in contexts around the world.
Presenting material both historical and contemporary, the exhibition seeks to answer fundamental questions about how housing affects quality of life and the health of individuals and communities. It examines housing not only for its design elements as physical shelter, but also for its social and political implications, and the interplay among those forces.
Living Anatomy was initiated by Dean and Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design Mohsen Mostafavi and produced by a curatorial research team of GSD faculty, staff, and students, including the GSD’s director of exhibitions Dan Borelli and the exhibition’s lead designer Megan Panzano. Projects featured include Rem Koolhaas’s Maison Bordeaux; Sou Fujimoto’s House NA; Jeanne Gang’s Aqua Tower; SANAA’s Garden & House; Michael Maltzan’s Star Apartments; Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal’s Mulhouse Social Housing; and Farshid Moussavi’s La Folie Divine.