Archinect - News 2014-09-17T18:01:21-04:00 Time has a Q&A with Maya Lin Archinect 2013-05-02T12:48:00-04:00 >2013-05-06T13:28:30-04:00 <img src="" width="225" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From the very first, the Vietnam Memorial, it was about being extremely site-specific and site-sensitive, creating something that merged with the land around it. But much more so in the last decade or two decades, my artwork has focused on making you aware of things in the natural world that we might not be aware of. What&rsquo;s invisible we tend not to think about, so I&rsquo;ve made sculptures that reveal the terrain below sea level.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Maya Lin invites and challenges visitors to her website to help improve Earth's well-being Archinect 2012-04-18T19:46:00-04:00 >2012-04-18T19:49:36-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ms. Lin conceived "What Is Missing?" as the fifth, and last, of her memorial projects, which began with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial built on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in 1982.</p></em><br /><br /><p> If you're looking for something to do on Earth Day, consider a visit to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>, the site developed by noted artist and activist Maya Lin that launches its second stage Sunday.</p> Which is it, both? Meanwhile... Nam Henderson 2012-04-09T21:30:00-04:00 >2012-04-09T23:48:24-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="376" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is still far and away the greatest memorial of modern times&mdash;the most beautiful, the most heart-wrenching, the most subtle, and the most powerful. It&rsquo;s also the most abstract, which makes it even more miraculous that it was built in a nation that generally prefers symbols more along the lines of the Lincoln Memorial.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Reacting to the news that&nbsp;The New Yorker's influential architecture critic Paul Goldberger, was moving to another magazine (although both are owned by&nbsp;Cond&eacute; Nast) Vanity Fair, some have wondered whether&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eulogies For Architecture Criticism (are) Not Far Behind</a>. Meanwhile,&nbsp;others have seen it as a sign&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architect Critic Is Dead</a> and confirmation that in this era of digital abundance, in which the profession has witnessed a "<em>'</em><em><strong>sea change' </strong>in the conception of architecture</em>", the new critic "<em>must be a reporter. And an activist one at that.</em>"</p> <p> Meanwhile, Paul Goldberger found the time to contribute a short and thoughtful piece on the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reflected Grief</a> of Maya Lin&rsquo;s Vietnam Veterans Memorial, for the April 2012 Issue of Vanity Fair.&nbsp;</p> <p> Previously on Archinect:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Goldberger Leaves New Yorker for Vanity Fair, Will Not Be Replaced</a></p> Maya Lin says the Earth has lessons to teach us Archinect 2012-02-20T18:39:00-05:00 >2012-02-20T23:18:53-05:00 <img src="" width="338" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the exhibition at the Carnegie is not about the Vietnam memorial or other moving memorials she has done since. Instead, this is a straightforward presentation that wants to lead us to meditate about rivers, seas, lakes, land forms and other elements in the natural environment. What we see here are her persistent efforts to find sculptural forms that will get us to care more about the world around us. All of her recent work, in fact, seems to be an outpouring of her concerns for the environment.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>