Resurgence of Organicism

Edited by Sarah Bonnemaison

The exhibition Resurgence of Organicism originated as a graduate seminar taught by Sarah Bonnemaison at Dalhousie University’s School of Architecture. In Fall 2018, graduate architecture students investigated the history and theory of organicism—through a close reading of Caroline van Eck’s seminal book on the topic— to understand its architectural manifestations over the course of centuries, and created an exhibition and accompanying catalogue.

On the occasion of the Living Architecture Systems Group symposium in Spring 2019, Bonnemaison redesigned the exhibition to adapt to a new venue at OCAD University in Toronto. The catalogue has been expanded to include contributions from contemporary architects and artists who share their own quest for bio-design, showing us how nature is, more than ever, a source of inspiration for the designer.

With contributions from Philip Beesley, Carole Collet, Brian Lilley, Alan Macy, Steven Mannell, Jenny Sabin, and graduate students from Dalhousie University’s School of Architecture.

Edited by Sarah Bonnemaison
Riverside Architectural Press
Paperback & Ebook, 2019