Beyond High Tech Low Tech / ARCHIZOOM


Event details

Date 11.03.2024
Hour 18:30
Speaker Sophie Dars, Roxane Le Grelle
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language French, English
Lecture and aperitif 
Sophie Dars (Accattone magazine)

You are invited to join us in the Archizoom gallery for the opening of the exhibition High Tech Low Tech, which takes place from the 11th of March to the 13th of May 2024. For this event, we welcome Sophie Dars, in charge of the curation, to give an opening lecture followed by an aperitif.

The exhibition stems from the consideration that any building designed according to the currently dominant architectural principles is ‘zombie’, non-living, as it is based on technologies and energies that will soon be exhausted or too costly for the planet. This zombie perspective invites us to reconsider the way we approach architecture, to ‘de-project’ it by reappropriating the tools of thinking and doing. 

By taking technology out of the ghost of innovation, the exhibition looks at techniques that emerge from hybrid, localised, living cultures, based on knowledge and skills – between engineer and bricoleur – that are transferred and contaminated across disciplines and social groups. Neither high-tech nor low-tech, these experiments represent a sample of minoritarian but fertile approaches that can help us to rethink our relationship with the built environment and architectural practice.

Guest curator
Sophie Dars (Accattone magazine) 
with the participation of Carlo Menon
Archizoom curator
Roxane Le Grelle 
with the collaboration of Solène Hoffmann


Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


  • Archizoom


  • Roxane Le Grelle, Solène Hoffmann