We’re in the AA news feed! See here.
“[bracket] is an annual publication documenting issues overlooked yet central to our cultural milieu that have evolved out of the new disciplinary territory at the intersection of architecture, landscape, urbanism and, now, the internet. It is no coincidence that the professional term architect can also now refer to information architects, and that the word community can also now refer to an online community. [bracket] is a publishing platform for ideas charting the complex overlap of the sphere of architecture and online social spheres.”
“The first edition of [bracket] is centered around the theme of farming. Once merely understood in terms of agriculture, today information, energy, labour, and landscape, among others, can be farmed. Farming harnesses the efficiency of collectivity and community. Whether cultivating land, harvesting resources, extracting energy or delegating labor, farming reveals the interdependencies of our globalized world.”
Submission deadlines were yesterday! Hope everyone got theirs in on time! I am so excited for the first issue.
Exhibition in the main galleries of the Royal Academy of Art from the 31st of January until the 13th of April.
If anyone is interested in over-dosing on architecture this week, here are some events:
+ 19/1: Lars Spuybroek of NOX, Lecture @ AA, 6pm, “The Radical Picturesque”
+ 20/1: EmTech M.Arch II presentations @ the AA, all day, Lecture Hall
Briger Sevaldson of OCEAN, Lecture @ AA, 6pm, “Research by Design” (recent work)
+21/1: SED M.Arch II presentations @ the AA, all day, Lecture Hall
Mario Cucinella, Lecture @ AA, 6pm, “Recent projects by MCA in Italy and China”
+22/1: DRL M.Arch II presentations @ the AA, all day, Lecture Hall
David Erdman and Clover Lee of amass, Lecture @ AA, 6pm (recent work)
+23/1: AA + GC Building Ruins Forum meeting, 11am, AA Bar (come one, come all?)
+24/1: “Zones of Conflit: Uneven Geographies”, UCL Cruciform Theater 1, Gower St. (free!)
Here is an interesting link for anyone interested…
About NLA (from the above link: About):
New London Architecture is a vital addition to the public debate about the future of London. The capital is undergoing a period of massive change and NLA is a place where everyone – professionals, politicians and public – can find out and get involved in what is happening to their city.
A great link for daily listings of architectural events in London!
Beatriz Colomina lectures at AA on Tuesday the 13th of January
The Architectural Association will be presenting a lecture entitled Blurred Vision: Architectures Of Surveillance From Mies To SANAA to be given by Beatriz Colomina, Professor of Architecture and Director of the Program in Media and Modernity at Princeton University.
The lecture will look at the history of the modern window as history of communication, a theme still present in today’s glazed architecture where the designer endeavours to pen corporate headquarters that are “open”.
Examples to be explored include Le Corbusiers iconic horizontal window, the Eames House in California with its huge amounts of glass, and the picture window at mid-century.
The lecture takes place at 6PM on Tue 13th January 2009 at The Architectural Association, 36 Bedford Square, WC1B 3ES
Le Corbusier’s horizontal windows:
Eames House in California:
The piercing eye of Mies van der Rohe: