Closed Worlds

February 17 – April 9, 2016

Press & Members Preview: Tuesday, February 16th – 6-7 pm [RSVP]

Public Opening: Tuesday, February 16th – 7-9 pm [RSVP]


The gallery is currently closed and will reopen for Closed Worlds.




Closed Worlds: Encounters That Never Happened

Saturday, February 27th 12 – 6 pm.



With Reyner Banham, Buckminster Fuller, Jacques Cousteau, Victor Olgyay, Ray and Charles Eames, Walt Disney, Peter Van Dresser, Hans Hollein, and John McHale.


On Saturday, February 27th, Storefront for Art and Architecture and The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union will jointly present a public conference, Closed World: Encounters That Never Happened. Presenters and discussants will engage in debate and discussion on the history and future of closed systems in architecture and design.


The conference will take place at the Cooper Union’s Rose Auditorium.

Letters to the Mayor: Taipei


Friday January 8, 2016 – Sunday January 31, 2016


Taipei City is Storefront’s first Letters to the Mayor exhibition in Asia. Presented by the JUT Foundation for the Arts and Architecture, this Taiwanese edition features 75 letters from architects in Taiwan, including several international contributors. The exhibition will travel to Taichung from March 25 to April 24.

Salon Series: Taking Buildings Down


Tuesday, January 12 at 7 pm


With Keller Easterling, Kelsey Keith, Richard Plunz, Jorge Otero Pailos, Nicolai Ouroussoff, and INCA (Curators of the Taking Buildings Down competition). Moderated by Eva Franch.


This Salon Series brings together critics and scholars to discuss the implications behind the ongoing competition, Taking Buildings DownParticipants will address questions of memory, power, politics, heritage, and city-making to ultimately expand the notion of what it means to build today.