The un-private house
Curated by Terence Riley and Xavier Costa, The Un-Private House explored the evolution of the concept of privacy in the contemporary home from the architectural-formal and ethical-social perspectives. The MACBA exhibition was an expanded version of the show that had originally been conceived by the architecture department at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York. As such, it added Spanish and French projects and also adopted a critical approach that was not as evident in its first showing in the United States.
More than thirty architectural projects interpreted new modes of dwelling, the changing concepts of leisure and work, and the renewed status of the media and technology. Amplifying and contrasing witht these spaces, other projects offered a more radical reflection on situations of emergency and the lack of housing that affects many of the more underprivileged inhabitants of major cities and their outlying districts, and most developing countries.