“Together! The New Architecture of the Collective” is an exhibition that traces the long history of collective housing in a variety of projects, as well as experimental case studies, in Europe, Asia, and the United States. ... The exhibition starts with the origins of social housing ideals, which sparked from protests against existing housing conditions. This section includes the Phalanstères invented by Charles Fourier (1772–1837), the late 19th-century Monte Verità colony in the Swiss part of the Ticino, the housing cooperatives of the 1920s, Copenhagen's autonomous Christiania community, and the Zurich-based Karthago cooperative.
The exhibition’s second section displays 21 large-scale models of contemporary housing experiments by architects like einszueins architektur, Heide & von Beckerath, Michael Maltzan Architecture, ON design partners, pool Architekten, and Ryue Nishizawa. Altogether, these projects create a “fictitious city” that visitors can explore.
The third section of the exhibition features a full-scale model of a ‘cluster apartment’ that enables visitors to enter and experience the communal and private spaces of this housing typology. The installation also includes a series of photographs by Daniel Burchard, whose photographic essays delves into eight collective housing projects from different countries and documents scenes from everyday life.