infra eco logi urbanism | Montreal, PQ

Exhibition Design and Production

Infra Eco Logi Urbanism is a solo exhibition of urban and architectural design research that assembles an urban design manifesto, research and design proposals undertaken by RVTR, primarily under the Conduit Urbanism research project. The total exhibition presents a vision as well as a design process that operates from the scale of the region to specific designs for urban architectures. The exhibition is organized as a territory. In both its form and content it posits an approach to urban design that is not about a singular vision or a grand scheme; rather, proposed is an assemblage of reciprocal relations nested at micro and macro scales of both time and space. The exhibition consists of a field of illuminated panels that depict extensive regional cartographies, relational analyses, drawings of design proposals, historical research, photography, and critical writings describing the design intent and methodology. These are suspended in the exhibition space creating a nonlinear field array which allows for multiple interrelations, scales and connections to be made by the visitor, from multiple viewpoints and routes. Within the field of panels are also four large scale illuminated models.

Typology Exhibition Design and Production
date 2012-2013
location Centre de Design , Université du Québec à Montréal | Montreal, PQ
scale 3000 sf
scope Exhibition of Conduit Urbanism project expanded to include comprehensive exhibition of regional analysis and cartographies, agent-based mapping, historical investigation of related architectural and urban works, and urban/architectural design proposals.


Partners Kathy Velikov & Geoffrey Thün
Team Mary O’Malley, Dan McTavish, Adam Smith, Lisa Sauvé, Colin Ripley, Charles Gurrey

other exhibition locations

  • Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning Liberty Gallery University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA (Jan 28 - Feb 25 2015)
  • Yale University Architecture Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA (Sept 28 – Nov 20 2014)
  • Paul H. Cocker Gallery, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Feb 25 – Apr 4 2014)