Postscript, After 7 Years
Steven Flusty on Skid Row
The Shower Truck
Andrew Castrucci/Dystopia Deferred
Introduction Krzysztof Wodiczko and the Homeless Vehicle Project. Krzysztof Wodiczko, one of the creators of the Homeless Vehicle Project in 1988, recently spoke in New York. He explored the instability of public space in this age of corporate downsizing and … | +
For this issue we compiled a reading list of suggestions from our friends and colleagues. Grahame Shane describes incursions made by alternate voices and views of the city in Postmodern Cities and Spaces, Joe Day argues for a broadening of architectural vision in a decade of pragmatism in his review of the Dia Art Foundation Discussion Series, Kevin O’Brien poses alternatives to erudition in his review of Compulsive Beauty, Tom Marble describes the materialization of a screenplay in the mind of a designer and Arden Yang presents the architectural imaginings of a movie producer. In closing this issue, we remember the passing of a good friend.
REVIEW: Post-Modern Cities and Spaces Edited by Sophie Watson and Katherine Gibson Reviewed by Grahame Shane After a period of drought, there is a welcome flood of good textbooks and readers on the post-modern city. This new literature incorporates theories … | +
IN THIS ISSUE: Jennifer Siegal and Todd Erlandson document the collage of pre-fabricated parts in a Mexican village off Highway 1. Grahame Shane critiques the Koolhaas show at MoMA as an essay on the problem of dispersion, the media, architecture and the metropolis. Peter Samarin explores the operations of a computer program as a new set of conventions for the creation of architectural form.
“Beautiful as the chance encounter of a sewing-machine and an umbrella on the dissecting-table” -Lautreamont The Rem Koolhaas show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York pointed to one of the key problematics of the post-Modern city, which … | +