Chandigarh Casablanca

Exhibition, Canadian Centre for Architecture
 Montréal, until 06 April 2014.
An exhibition that suggests a new historiography of modern urbanism, based on two major urban experiments in the Global South. Chandigarh was planned by a team consisting of Le Corbusier, Jeanneret, Frey, Drew, and local architects and planners, whilst Casablanca was conceived by Michel Ecochard and a team of young French and Moroccan architects. The presentation fosters fresh discussions on the engagement of local particularity with the universal in the framework of the growing economic and political cooperation promoted by the United Nations and other global organisations. Partly based on the Pierre Jeanneret archive recently donated to the CCA, the exhibition and accompanying publication include new photographic commissions by Yto Barrada and Takashi Homma, offering a contemporary reading of these two cities.