August 17, 2017 - e-flux Architecture - Fall 2017 program
e-flux Architecture
August 17, 2017
August 17, 2017

e-flux Architecture

Alexander Graham Bell (right) and his assistants observing the progress of one of his tetrahedral kites. Source: Library of Congress.

Fall 2017 program

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e-flux Architecture began just barely one year ago to this day. As we prepare to enter into our second year, we would like to take this moment, returning as we are from break, saying goodbye to summer, to look towards all that is to come in the fall.

After the publication of 50 essays, a reading room at the Istanbul Design Biennial, and events in Istanbul, New York, and Havana, Superhumanity continues to grow and evolve. This October, Superhumanity will travel to the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea, for a two-day conference with over ten new contributors to speak about the themes of Post-Labor, Psychopathology, and Plasticity. Then, in November, Superhumanity will land in Princeton to join other elements of the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial exhibition Are We Human? as they continue along their respective travels. Finally, in early 2018, essays by contributors to the Seoul conference will be published online, and thanks to support from the Graham Foudnation, the original 50 contributions to Superhumanity will be published in book form by University of Minnesota Press.

While we continue to announce the most relevant architectural exhibitions, conferfences, and buildings on a daily basis, we will be introducing a number of new and exciting projects produced in collaboration with prolific institutional partners from all around the world. In advance of their New York City edition this September, we will launch a new project with IdeasCity, an initiative of the New Museum, about contemporary and conflicting notions of "the public" and "the commons." At the end of September, our ongoing project with MAK Vienna, Artificial Labor, will pick up again, and a new collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut and The Berlage—a lecture and essay series on the dual nature of representation as both political and architectural categories—will commence. In October we will collaborate with the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta) at the ETH in Zurich for the occasion of its fiftieth anniversay to publish a series of essays on the history, presence, praxis, and theory of architectural theory. Lastly, a project on alternative, post-metropolitan modes of urban culture and development will kick off in December in collaboration with the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (UABB) in Shenzhen.

And as if all this isn't enough, in the coming weeks e-flux Architecture will launch Positions, an independent initiative that aims to serve as a platform for the most rigorous texts being written in the field of architecture today.

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