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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The Endz of Architecture this Saturday

Sorry we've been quiet the past couple days. I've been working on an article, and Antid Oto has been, er, so upset about the shitty Harvard plagiarizer that he hasn't been able to even look at keyboards. Or something.

Anyhow, here's a cool event this Saturday for any NY-based readers.

THE ENDS OF ARCHITECTURE AND THE RIGHT TO THE CITY

An afternoon at Artists Space with Damon Rich, Yates Mckee, and
Patricio Del Real

Saturday, April 29th 3-5

As part of the exhibition, When Artists Say 'WE'
ARTISTS SPACE
38 Greene Street NYC
www.artistsspace.org

"It is a commonplace to suggest that the turbulent dynamics of
twenty-first century urbanization raise essential questions about
the boundaries, claims, and capacities of architecture, epitomized
by the ambivalent figure of Rem Koolhaas. It has been less common
to consider the multivalent political stakes of this disciplinary
crisis, not least of all with respect to “the right to the city” of
those disenfranchised by neoliberalism-a dynamic registered most
dramatically in the realm of housing. Keeping in mind the
site-specific history of Soho itself, this panel will consider what
relationship architects-along with artists and other members of what
Richard Florida has celebrated as the “Creative Class”-have or could
have to various configurations of urban inequality in both the North
and the South."

Damon Rich will present "Flexing Our Freedom: Loft Living and Two
Architectural Visions of the New City"

Yates Mckee will present "Of Domes and Ghosts: From Drop City to the
Lower Ninth"

Patricio Del Real will present "Off-architecture"

4 Comments:

  • At 4:48 PM, Blogger Antid Oto said…

    Actually I've been stressing my apartment hunt. Like seriously, seriously stressing. I'm having anxiety dreams about apartments.

     
  • At 10:57 PM, Anonymous solomon grundy said…

    Sorry to hear about the apartment.

    Did you read the newest Harper's, with the cover story about the housing bubble? It's about to pop, apparently. If that's any solace. Which it isn't.

     
  • At 3:39 AM, Blogger Antid Oto said…

    No solace to a renter. When the homeowning bubble pops, people will flood into the rental market and push those prices up. A hot homebuying market should actually be good for a renter like me.

     
  • At 4:56 AM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    Right, except that at least you won't be one of those idiots (LB readers automatically excluded) who invested in real estate in the past couple years.

     

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