Closed Worlds

Curated by Lydia Kallipoliti

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  • UTS Gallery

    Level 4, Peter Johnson Building (Building 6)
    702 Harris St, Ultimo,
    University of Technology, Sydney

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What do outer space capsules, submarines, and office buildings have in common? Each was conceived as a closed system: partial reconstructions of the world in time and in space. Featuring an archive of 41 historical living prototypes from 1927 to the present – an unexplored genealogy of closed resource regeneration systems – Closed Worlds documents a disciplinary transformation and the rise of a new environmental consensus.


Curated by Lydia Kallipoliti
Graphic and Exhibition Design by Pentagram / Natasha Jen
Virtual Reality Experience by Amber Bartosh
Catalogue Essay by Francesca Hughes
Originally commissioned by the Storefront for Art and Architecture
Supported by the UTS School of ArchitectureClosed Worlds logo lockup_website