Our Happy Life

ARCHITECTURE AND WELL-BEING IN THE AGE OF EMOTIONAL CAPITALISM

May 8 to October 13, 2019

Visual arts and design
Downtown

What is the data behind happiness?

Rethinking GDP as a measure of social progress? collecting national statistics on well-being? The proliferation of documents such as happy indexes, world happiness reports and global livability reports are political and media apparatuses that shape our built environment through their influence on decision making processes within design.

The new happiness handbooks are a novel kind of protocol from which to evaluate and redraft design principles—from approaches for sustainability to measures for security, from our present conception of comfort to a new understanding of the relation between work and free time.

Schedule

May 8 to Oct 13, 2019: Sun, Wed, Fri, Sat, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thu, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Closed: Oct 14.

Notes

Opening: May 7, 6:30 p.m. with Francesco Garutti, curator of contemporary architecture at the CCA.

Price

$10

Canadian Centre for Architecture
1920 Baile Street
Montréal, QC

info@cca.qc.ca
Downtown
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