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The Congres International d'Architecture Modern (CIAM) convened 11 times between 1929 and 1959. Its resolutions, charters, and declarations can be treated as a lens with which to regard the moderns. The doxa Latour calls the modern constitution has rarely been articulated so explicitly as in the statements of the CIAM.

An ideology of functionalism pervades the proceedings - calls for standardisation, modularity, the division of space into pure program. Society was to be viewed as a system surrendered to a progressive temporality. Modernity required a new subject - that of Universal Man - born of the bifurcation of nature and culture.

Long after the demise of the project of the moderns, despite countless exit strategies - collage, deconstruction, parametricism - cultural practice retains its categories (nature, culture, science, art, man) more or less intact.

CIAM Series is an attempt at undermining the modern — exploiting vulnerabilities in its fabric, corrupting its content.

The Noble Savage
Chromogenic Print
12"x10"
Verdant Zones (Oblique)
Archival Print
16"x12"
Verdant Zones
Archival Print
16"x12"
A Regular Sequence of Definite Functions
Stainless Steel
52x52cm
Seagram Plaza Virtual
Raster
Content-Aware Lounge
Chromogenic Print
Untitled State Space (After Seagram Plaza)
Granite, Dodecahedra
60x60cm
Left to his own devices, he would construct nothing more than his hut (Fold I)
Archival Print
16"x12"
Wolkenb├╝gel
Chromogenic Print
12"x10"
Monolith
Raster
Foundations for the Minimum Dwelling
Chromogenic Print
10"x8"
When Cathedrals Were White
Archival Print
16"x12"
Delegates to the CIRPAC (1937)
Raster
The Aeration of the City
Chromogenic Print
10"x8"
Unit of Habitation
Acrylic
55x40cm
Modulor Standard
Raster
And it is not as a last resort that architecture will intervene
Raster
Delegates to the CIRPAC (1937)
Raster