In Disappearing Museums, the inevitability of decline is prized rather than avoided, offering fresh perspectives on the future of architecture and an open way to experience, and reimagine, landscape photography.
With its contemporary approach to authorship – each photograph is sourced from the Creative Commons – and its blurring of boundaries between art, photography and architecture, Disappearing Museums reimagines what an art book can be. Indeed, it is central to a multidisciplinary project that aims to give body to architectural drawings in an ephemeral museum whose lifespan will be determined by the season’s first rain.
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The Disappearing Museums project and its accompanying publication were produced under the direction of Sandino Scheidegger. Currently, there is a limited edition of two books.
Architects: Bureau Spectacular (Los Angeles), atelier jansen + knäbel (Vienna), saas sàrl (Geneva), Christophe Girot (Zurich), fala atelier Porto), Architekturbüro Paul Böhm (Cologne), Phelan Heinsohn (Berlin), Mathias Stritt Ost-Architekten (Zurich), Hana Potisk (London), Nele Dechmann (Zurich), Atelier Jäggi-Leclair (Los Angeles), and Levin Meraner (Zurich)
Photography: Adam Morse, Alex Talmon, Courtney Read, Ferdinand Stöhr, Jeremy Goldberg, Jon Flobrant, Lorenzo Castagnone, Norbert von Niman, Paul Morris, Raul Taciu, and Tim Wright
Editor: Sandino Scheidegger, Random Institute (Zurich)
Design: Astrid Seme (Vienna)
Acknowledgments: Jeremy Cohen (Paris), Lindsey Cash (New York), Anna Hugo (New York)
Format: 32 × 44 cm