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Architecture of Storage
German Center for Architecture, DAZ
Wilhelmine-Gemberg-Weg 6, 10179 Berlin
with contributions by Atelier d’Architecture 3bm3, Petra Beck, Alice Creischer, Liam Gillick & Hollwich Kushner, Aaron Flint Jamison, Martti Kalliala, John Kelsey, Kaspar Müller, MyPlace, Gili Tal, and Studio Christian Wassmann
curated by Elisa R. Linn and Lennart Wolff
processed by Noah Barker
Freeports, data centres, self-storage facilities, museum archives – all part of an ever growing landscape that tends to remain at the edge of our daily attention. Usually unspectacular, its functionalist architecture is inseparable from its content and requirements: security, accessibility, and flexibility. The motives for storage are manifold: from downsizing in response to worsening housing crisis to stowing away private high-value assets secure and tax-free. The storage of information in the form of bytes – be it the warehousing of our knowledge or the marketing of our digital identities – and with it, the notion of dematerialisation increasingly shapes the general understanding of what storage is.
The exhibition brings together artists, architects, researchers, and businesses to take a look at both shelving and shelved.