Carson Chan

Carson Chan is the inaugural director of the Emilio Ambasz Institute for the Joint Study of the Built and the Natural Environment at MoMA, where he has a joint appointment as a curator in the museum’s Architecture and Design department. Chan is also co-founder of Current, a scholarly collective for architecture history and environment. His academic work focuses on the architecture of postwar public aquariums built during the rise of environmentalism.

Art and the climate share a crucial trait – rapid change. Carson Chan explores how a theory of ‘liquid modernity’ has made new waves in art and asks: What if art institutions acted like water?

BY Carson Chan | 28 JAN 21

Reflections on the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale

BY Carson Chan | 17 JUN 16

Three new books argue for the interconnectivity of all things

BY Carson Chan | 13 FEB 16

What’s the future of Berlin’s architecture?

BY Carson Chan | 20 AUG 15

Renzo Piano’s new Whitney Museum

BY Carson Chan | 01 JUN 15

With the publication of his recent five-volume catalogue raisonnée, how does architect Peter Zumthor convey a lifetime’s body of work?

BY Carson Chan | 23 MAY 14