Lang curates re–creation of historic MoMA
exhibit at New York’s Columbia University


Peter Lang, assistant professor of architecture at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture, is one of three curators of an exhibit recreating a landmark 1972 show originally exhibited at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

“Environments and Counter Environments, Experimental Media in Italy: The New Domestic Landscape, MoMA 1972” assembles, for the first time since 1972, original documents and multimedia projections featured in the historic show curated by Emilio Ambasz.

The exhibition, open to the public April 19 - May 8 at the Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery in Columbia University’s Buell Hall, focuses on the 1972 show’s Environments section that featured a series of full-scale experimental domestic modules designed for the exhibition and installed in the MoMA galleries.

The historic importance and contemporary relevance of the show, as stated in promotional material for the exhibit, is in part due to how it encountered and attempted to reconceive the visionary possibilities of design and architecture: domestic in scale, urban in context, and potentially revolutionary in social and political practice.

At an opening for the show on April 10 at Columbia University, Lang and his fellow curators Mark Wasiuta and Luca Molinari presented their concept and research for the new show.

Lang is a faculty member at Texas A&M’s Santa Chiara Study Center in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy.

Learn more about the exhibit:

Exhibit information from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University:

Exhibit featured in Abitare, an international design magazine:


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