Donald Albrecht

Global Citizen:
The Architecture of Moshe Safdie

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles

Tour of 3 museums in Canada and the United States, starting at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 2010

Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie explored the renowned architect’s work and philosophy. The exhibition guided viewers on a journey from Safdie’s groundbreaking Habitat for Expo ’67 in Montreal through his most recent projects in China, India, Singapore, and the U.S., showcasing his extraordinary career as a leading architect, urban planner, theorist, educator, and author. The exhibition was accompanied by a 144-page catalog.

Mr. Albrecht developed the idea of the show and catalog, selected all the artifacts, wrote the exhibition text, assembled the design team, and contributed a catalog essay.

> See exhibition catalog

“The exhibition does not just reflect the global reach of Safdie’s practice, it goes on to explore Albrecht’s premise that the architect has an unusual ability to represent local culture and aspirations.”
Maria Cook, “Safdie’s World,” Ottawa Citizen, October 2, 2010

Exhibition designer: Office dA
Exhibition graphics and catalog designer: Pure+Applied
Installation photographer: Bilyana Dmitrova

Donald Albrecht