Gallery X launched by the A+D Museum

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2b/2bdc5e0f57cad8e197cf1d0c4157524a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />The <a href="https://archinect.com/aplusd" rel="nofollow" >A+D Museum</a>&nbsp;has announced Gallery X, a branch of the A+D dedicated to curating public spaces and bringing the making and implementation of art to a wider more diverse audience. Gallery X aims to reach beyond the walls of the institution and produce local engagement through facilitate provocative urban and public canvases to the incredibly talented and provocative artists and designers of Los Angeles. Through designing the inclusion of art in the people&rsquo;s urban landscape we bring a renewed vibrancy to Los Angeles.&nbsp;
Image supplied by a+d museum.
Gallery X was conceived as an initiative to bring progressive, young, and diverse artists to the forefront of public engagement by partnering with local institution, developers and real estate companies as a means to expanded the locations and means in which the museum can connect and curate within the area. With Los Angeles building at an incredible rate, the growth Continue reading "Gallery X launched by the A+D Museum"

Transcripts of Los Angeles: Lorem Ipsum

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/54/54a4677b5996f68c87429df4d3197b89.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Lorem Ipsum: Narratives of Architecture is the first studio to be subjected to the experimental format of a jury presented in <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150090828/pedagogies-the-public-juries-lorem-ipsum" >Pedagogies, the Public &amp; Juries</a>. The second round of Lorem Ipsum borrows its process from Bernard Tschumi&rsquo;s <a href="https://archinect.com/forum/thread/89496/manhattan-transcripts-tschumi" >Manhattan Transcripts</a>. What follows is the development of Lorem Ipsum&rsquo;s Transcripts of Los Angeles.&nbsp;</p>            

Nolli in Los Angeles : Lorem Ipsum

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c9/c9164a3dc50da79a603a29c5ac9af613.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Lorem Ipsum: Narratives of Architecture is the first studio to be subjected to the experimental format of a jury presented in <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150090828/pedagogies-the-public-juries-lorem-ipsum" >Pedagogies, the Public &amp; Juries</a>. The rounds of this jury will be released and segmented as the studio was experienced by the students. Here we begin with Nolli in Los Angeles, the first phase of Lorem Ipsum.</p>            

Pedagogies, the Public & Juries: Lorem Ipsum

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9f/9fb57773b0f1cc7801c452243af42dfb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>A jury is generally thought of as a body of people who are responsible for giving a verdict in a legal case based on the evidence submitted to them in court. However, juries in architecture tend to function in a slightly different manner. They serve to structure and embody polemical tussles. Their existence produces a framework for intellectual progress, conversation, and questions, at times even subtle answers. Pupils present their work, questions, answers, some known and some unknown to the pupil themselves, to the jury. The role of juries may not be so much to pass a verdict but to pass on signs of light, paths towards knowledge and further questions.</p>            

Centre Georges Pompidou or a Cemetery, Aldo Rossi’s Fork in the Road

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/86/867e569c10bf395a074d78e21dbc80d5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><strong><em><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1071676/from-the-ground-up" >From the Ground Up</a></em></strong>&nbsp;is a series on Archinect focused on discovering the early stages &amp; signs of history's most prolific architects. Starting from the beginning allows us to understand the long journey architecture takes in even the formative of hands and often, surprising shifts that occur in its journey. These early projects grant us a glimpse into the early, naive, ambitious and at points rough edges of soon to be architectural masters.
In this installment we look at Aldo Rossi and his San Cataldo Cemetery. While not his first project under his own name, it would become the project tied to the progression and growth of his career and one of his largest impacts on the discipline as a whole. 

Beyond 2030, Thoughts on the Anthropocene

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bb/bbaaa76d8a14031224216159f3a1ef83.gif" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" >Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.
Coming off this week's news that we only have twelve more years before a climate change catastrophe hits, we take a look at the Anthropocene.

Collecting Architecture as Making Architecture; Ai Weiwei and Architecture

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e3/e3d573019d75251806510bceade171e3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><strong><em><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1071676/from-the-ground-up" >From the Ground Up</a></em></strong>&nbsp;is a series on Archinect focused on discovering the early stages &amp; signs of history's most prolific architects. Starting from the beginning allows us to understand the long journey architecture takes in even the formative of hands and often, surprising shifts that occur in its journey. These early projects grant us a glimpse into the early, naive, ambitious and at points rough edges of soon to be architectural masters.
In this installment, we look at Ai Weiwei. A contemporary artist and architectural connoisseur and builder, Ai Weiwei produces an interesting lens into what it means to build with Architecture. 

Architecture & Design Podcasts to Listen to While Working.

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/73/73ac696b74a09dc77b3f3a5e9df5e46c.gif" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" >Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.
In this outing, we take a look at today's top podcasts covering contemporary architecture and design topics. 

MIT announces call for Field Studies colloquium proposals

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b8/b89f5ac32386647f1ff6970dbfaaf6e3.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />MIT has announced a call for proposals for&nbsp;Field Studies,&nbsp;a doctoral student workshop hosted by the PhD program in History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University. The workshop will be held at Princeton University&rsquo;s School of Architecture in March 2-3, 2019.&nbsp;
The state of the discipline, or as this inquiry more specifically terms it, the field, is currently undergoing a crisis of identity. Despite having increased in visibility in recent decades, the disciplinary position of Architectural History and Theory (AHT) is experiencing the adverse side effect of a rampantly expanded field: a loose center. Disoriented by numerous “turns” (the critical, the post-critical, the technological, the semiotic, the curatorial, the environmental, to name only a few), many doctoral programs in AHT currently operate in a disciplinary fog that hinders rather than enables fruitful discussion. Correspondingly, other disciplines often seem unclear as to AHT’s object of study, a response that sym...

Princeton announces call for Field Studies colloquium proposals

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b8/b89f5ac32386647f1ff6970dbfaaf6e3.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Princeton has announced a call for proposals for&nbsp;Field Studies,&nbsp;a doctoral student workshop hosted by the PhD program in History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University. The workshop will be held at Princeton University&rsquo;s School of Architecture in March 2-3, 2019.&nbsp;
The state of the discipline, or as this inquiry more specifically terms it, the field, is currently undergoing a crisis of identity. Despite having increased in visibility in recent decades, the disciplinary position of Architectural History and Theory (AHT) is experiencing the adverse side effect of a rampantly expanded field: a loose center. Disoriented by numerous “turns” (the critical, the post-critical, the technological, the semiotic, the curatorial, the environmental, to name only a few), many doctoral programs in AHT currently operate in a disciplinary fog that hinders rather than enables fruitful discussion. Correspondingly, other disciplines often seem unclear as to AHT’s object of study, a response t...

Ish~Ness & Counter-Absolutes. Maya Alam and the Harry der Boghosian Fellowship.

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4d/4df2fc92046c79a4d635f58f591f280a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1073280/fellow-fellows" >Fellow Fellows</a></em>&nbsp;is a series that focuses on the current eruption of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/925992/fellowships" >fellowships</a>&nbsp;in academia today. Within this realm, these positions produce a fantastic blend of practice, research, and design influence, traditionally done within a tight time-frame.&nbsp;<em>Fellow Fellows</em>&nbsp;sits down with these fellows and attempts to understand what these positions offer to both the participants and the discipline at large.&nbsp;It&nbsp;is about bringing attention and inquiry to the otherwise maddening pace of revolving academics while giving a broad view of the breakthrough work being done by those who exist in-between the newly minted graduate and the licensed associate.&nbsp;
This week we talk to Maya Alam who was the 2016-2017 Harry der Boghosian Fellowship at Syracuse University School of Architecture

Just stop. Productivity may make you unproductive.

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8b/8bbb98fa31f12bc13f0015d82421f179.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Think about the artists who have put out too much work. How many lame Eddie Murphy or Adam Sandler movies must we suffer? What about Eminem&rsquo;s cringeworthy new album? Or the last couple from U2, Coldplay, and Madonna? When was the last time a James Patterson novel was actually good?</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">

Skateboarding as City Mapping. Talks on Cities, Skateboarding and Identity.

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9b/9bb65d2fdd6486cd707fc75a519f98b0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" >Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.
In this outing we take a look at skateboarding and its impact on city development. 

A Fountain and Vanna Venturi House; 1964 with Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8a8453b54923941148f812e1b37017a5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><strong><em><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1071676/from-the-ground-up" >From the Ground Up</a></em></strong>&nbsp;is a series on Archinect focused on discovering the early stages &amp; signs of history's most prolific architects. Starting from the beginning allows us to understand the long journey architecture takes in even the formative of hands and often, surprising shifts that occur in its journey. These early projects grant us a glimpse into the early, naive, ambitious and at points rough edges of soon to be architectural masters.
In this installment, following the news of Robert Venturi's passing, we look at Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. While most are familiar with their Vanna Venturi House, another small project was being worked on at the same time. Even though it remains unbuilt, it provides us another angle on this pair's remarkable start.

A Collection of Thoughts and Wisdom from Robert Venturi.

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/83/837695a15913dfc0fe774e1161962c55.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" >Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.
This week we look at Robert Venturi, whose wisdom and contribution to the discipline are unquestionable. With his passing this week, we look back at a collection of his public conversations and lectures. 

Cross-Talk #7: Creative Rights & Intellectual Property — Introduction

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bc/bcd1041f3ace3a15f5e468d8c6f5e295.gif" border="0" />The role of Archinect&rsquo;s series&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" >Cross-Talk</a></strong>&nbsp;is to bring forward the positive aspects of the polemic and allow for the resulting conflict to bring to life an otherwise still and comfortable climate of creativity&mdash;if there can be one.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts&mdash;if to only say that it did&mdash;to allow text the freedom that the image has accepted and embraced.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts to force the&nbsp;<em>no</em>, to contradict itself, to anger, to please and then anger again, if only to force a stance, to pull out the position of the&nbsp;<em>self</em>, of the discipline and of the hour as a means to begin and maintain conversations moving forward.&nbsp;
In this series, we are looking at the autonomy of the student and their role in today's institutions as it relates to creative rights and intellectual property. 

Cross-Talk #7: Creative Rights & Intellectual Property — Introduction

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bc/bcd1041f3ace3a15f5e468d8c6f5e295.gif" border="0" />The role of Archinect&rsquo;s series&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" >Cross-Talk</a></strong>&nbsp;is to bring forward the positive aspects of the polemic and allow for the resulting conflict to bring to life an otherwise still and comfortable climate of creativity&mdash;if there can be one.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts&mdash;if to only say that it did&mdash;to allow text the freedom that the image has accepted and embraced.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts to force the&nbsp;<em>no</em>, to contradict itself, to anger, to please and then anger again, if only to force a stance, to pull out the position of the&nbsp;<em>self</em>, of the discipline and of the hour as a means to begin and maintain conversations moving forward.&nbsp;
In this series, we are looking at the autonomy of the student and their role in today's institutions as it relates to creative rights and intellectual property. 

Cross-Talk #6: Creative Rights & Intellectual Property — Introduction

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bc/bcd1041f3ace3a15f5e468d8c6f5e295.gif" border="0" />The role of Archinect&rsquo;s series&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" >Cross-Talk</a></strong>&nbsp;is to bring forward the positive aspects of the polemic and allow for the resulting conflict to bring to life an otherwise still and comfortable climate of creativity&mdash;if there can be one.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts&mdash;if to only say that it did&mdash;to allow text the freedom that the image has accepted and embraced.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts to force the&nbsp;<em>no</em>, to contradict itself, to anger, to please and then anger again, if only to force a stance, to pull out the position of the&nbsp;<em>self</em>, of the discipline and of the hour as a means to begin and maintain conversations moving forward.&nbsp;
In this series, we are looking at the autonomy of the student and their role in today's institutions as it relates to creative rights and intellectual property. 

It Could have been called SOB. Gordon Bunshaft and SOM.

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9a/9a0c017c9f1f2a9c8a2f9f0792c4604e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><strong><em><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1071676/from-the-ground-up" >From the Ground Up</a></em></strong>&nbsp;is a series on Archinect focused on discovering the early stages &amp; signs of history's most prolific architects. Starting from the beginning allows us to understand the long journey architecture takes in even the formative of hands and often, surprising shifts that occur in its journey. These early projects grant us a glimpse into the early, naive, ambitious and at points rough edges of soon to be architectural masters.
In this installment we look at the work of Gordon Bunschaft, a seminal member at SOM for over 40 years. 

From a B at Yale to a Built Memorial. Maya Lin’s Vietnam Memorial

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/33/33a48b6391b1c1009e99ed34c920e278.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><em><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1071676/from-the-ground-up" >From the Ground Up</a></em></strong>&nbsp;is a series on Archinect focused on discovering the early stages &amp; signs of history's most prolific architects. Starting from the beginning allows us to understand the long journey architecture takes in even the formative of hands and often, surprising shifts that occur in its journey. These early projects grant us a glimpse into the early, naive, ambitious and at points rough edges of soon to be architectural masters.</p>