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Events October 2017

Further AfieldExhibition

Montréal’s Geodesic Dreams

October 22, 2017
through December 10, 2017

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the most recognizable geodesic dome in the world: the US Pavilion at Expo 67, designed by R. Buckminster Fuller and Shoji Sadao. This exhibition returns to the “geodesic moment,” from the first experiments undertaken in the late 1940s to the proliferation of do-it-yourself domes in the early 1970s. The core of the exhibition focuses on the work of the Montréal designer Jeffrey Lindsay (1924–1984), founder and director of the Fuller Research Foundation Canadian Division based in Montreal between 1949 and 1956. His numerous projects are presented, among them “Weatherbreak” in Baie d’Urfé on the Island of Montreal (1949–1950), the first large self-supporting geodesic dome built according to Fuller’s concepts. Montreal’s Geodesic Dreams is curated by Cammie McAtee and associate curators, Carlo Carbone and Réjean Legault.

The exhibition was made possible through the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, and with the collaboration of the Canadian Architectural Archives of the University of Calgary. A bilingual catalogue will be published by Dalhousie Architectural Press in October 2017.

Through December 10
Design Center, University of Quebec at Montreal
Montreal, Quebec
Details 

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Top: U.S. Pavilion, Expo 67, Montréal, 1967. R. Buckminster Fuller and Shoji Sadao. Photo: Jeffrey Lindsay. Courtesy Canadian Architectural Archives of the University of Calgary; Bottom: Interior “Skybreak,” on the shore of Saint-Louis, Beaurepaire, Quebec, 1951. Photo: Jeffrey Lindsay. Courtesy Canadian Architectural Archives of the University of Calgary.

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