The Gen[H]ome Project

  • Exhibition
  • Publication

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As part of its ongoing mission to facilitate and advance cultural innovation, the MAK Center presented The Gen[H]ome Project, an exhibition exploring the integration of recent developments in information technologies and the natural sciences—especially genetics—into cutting-edge architecture. Interacting with one of the twentieth century’s most renowned architectural experiments, the Schindler House, exhibition projects offered “genetic modifications” of the home’s structure, interiors and grounds. Among the many scientific methodologies referenced were nanotechnology, climatology, cell physiology, astronomy, robotics and algorithms. Included were artists and architects Greg Lynn/FORM, Karl Chu, Servo, Marcos Novak, ocean D, Weathers-Sean Lally, Phillippe Rahm, Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau, and Open Source Architecture. Curated by Kimberli Meyer with guest curators Eran Neuman, Aaron Sprecher and Chandler Ahrens of Open Source Architecture. 


The Gen[H]ome Project

This catalog documents The Gen[H]ome Project exhibition at the Schindler House and expands upon the work by participants include Greg Lynn FORM, Karl S. Chu, servo, Marcos Novak, ocean D, Weathers-Sean Lally, Philippe Rahm Architects, Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau, and Open Source Architecture. Essays by Martin Bressani and Robert Jan van Pelt, Marie-Ange Brayer, Helene Furjàn and Peter Lloyd Jones, Christopher Hight, Aaron Sprecher and Eran Neuman.