Curator of the Exhibition Models, Media, and Methods: Frei Otto’s Architectural Research

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The exhibition "Models, Media, and Methods", curated by Georg Vrachliotis, opens the archive of celebrated German architect Frei Otto (1925-2015), on the 60th anniversary of his guest professorship at the Yale School of Architecture. Frei Otto’s way of thinking was distinguished by experimentation. His research manifested an “operative aesthetics” oscillating between the precision of scientific tools and artistic imagination, material culture, and media technology. His techniques of modeling, drawing, measuring, and evaluation formed the basis of a creative experimental culture embodied in the Institute for Lightweight Structure and its publications, which furthered architecture research as interdisciplinary and innovative knowledge production as well as served as the starting point for a collective discourse on the future of society.
Period20 Mar 20202 May 2020
Held atYale University, United States, Connecticut
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Frei Otto
  • History of Architecture
  • Curatorial Research
  • Digital Culture