In this post I’d like to take you through the reasoning for why I chose to publish my thesis online, and what this might tell us about the future direction of architectural discourse. — Daniel Davis
I think the development of design and planning ideas over the past three decades is where feminism has actually been most effective but least acknowledged...Architecture and planning have been reshaped by these feminist agendas in many areas...but I don’t believe academic culture acknowledges explicitly the influence of feminist ideas on the architectural and urban design practices and projects of the past three decades. - Torre — The Architectural League
The Architectural League has published some of the content (the introductory essay) of Susan Torres's 1977 exhibition/book Women in American Architecture. They also released an interview with Susana Torre conducted earlier this year, by Rosalie Genevro and Anne Rieselbach. h/t @amlblog here
Paris has a new monthly event highlight: Architecture Whispers, a series of intimate multidisciplinary and cross-cultural conversations between emerging, established and visionary international architects and their colleagues in other disciplines. They take place in the Silencio Club located at 142 Rue Montmartre, an exclusive venue for writers, directors and musicians, established by American filmmaker/visual artist/musician David Lynch. — bustler.net
If you're in Los Angeles this weekend, don't miss the opening of UNFINISHED BUSINESS – 25 Years of Discourse in Los Angeles, a major retrospective exhibition by the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design. The exhibition will be on view from July 13 through August 26, 2012 at the WUHO Gallery in Hollywood. — bustler.net
The opening weekend will include panel discussions and other events. Discussion panelists this Saturday afternoon will be Aaron Betsky, Joe Day, Tim Durfee, John Dutton, Todd Gannon, Barbara Bestor, Thurman Grant, Craig Hodgetts, Christian Hubert, and Kimberli Meyer; moderators are John Southern...
Life has become significantly more political in the new millennium, especially in the aftermath of worldwide financial crisis. Art is both driving and documenting this upheaval. Increasingly, new visual concepts and commentaries are being used to represent and communicate emotionally charged topics, thereby bringing them onto local political and social agendas in a way far more powerful than words alone. — Gestalten
In the light of politically active artists facing more and more opposition and oppression (Ai Weiwei remains under Chinese arrest), the just released book Art & Agenda is an important documentation of current urban interventions, installations, performances, sculptures, and paintings and also...
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