Energy Anxiety is a guided tour with the curators common room (Lars Fischer, Brussels, and Kim Förster, Manchester) and participants of the exhibition and publication “Disquietude. Architecture and Energy in Portugal”, featuring works by Lara Almarcegui, ateliermob, Christoph Brünggel, Nuno Cera, Marina Pinsky, Nuno Vasconcelos. The exhibition addresses the entanglement between architecture and energy in the 20th century with a view to current transformations, using Portugal as an example. “Disquietude. Architecture and Energy in Portugal” features artistic, architectural, archival, and creative works that address the relationship between architecture and energy in a broader sense.
common room is an architectural practice that also includes publishing and curatorial work. It is collaborative platform based in New York City and Brussels.
Lars Fischer is an architect and a founding member of common room. He is currently teaching at the KU Leuven, Faculty of Architecture, Campus Sint Lucas, Brussels and the Peter Behrens School of Arts in Düsseldorf with a focus on the mediation of an ecological architecture.
Kim Förster is an architectural historian and currently Lecturer in Architectural Studies at the University of Manchester, where he is part of MARG (Manchester Architecture Research Group). His research and teaching deal with the ecological turn in architecture, environmental histories, cultures of energy and material transition, as well as an architectural humanities perspective on cement.