November 15, 2019 - Architecture Exchange - Fall/winter program
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November 15, 2019
November 15, 2019

Architecture Exchange

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The Architecture Exchange is a platform that fosters architectural discourse through a series of exchanges, books, workshops, histories, and issues of our audio journal.

The Architecture Exchange hosts Attention, the first audio journal for architecture. The newest issue, no.5, The Question of Theory, brings together eight architectural theorists to discuss what theory and architectural theory is, how theory has changed over time, if theory is global, what theory is for, how theory is taught, and whether theory is dead.  

The Architecture Exchange fosters new intellectual exchanges with contemporary theorists. The first exchange was with Graham Harman. The second was with Chantal Mouffe. The third is with Jacques Rancière, addressing the question, How Does Architecture Distribute the Sensible?, on Saturday, November 16, 11am-5:30pm at The Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Square. In this exchange, Rancière will reflect together with four architectural theorists, Peggy Deamer, Anthony Vidler, Michael Young, and Joan Ockman on the implications of his work for architecture.

The Architecture Exchange runs a series of multi-day, residential workshops that bring together groups of architects, theorists, historians, and critics in order to discuss key issues in the field, with each workshop leading to a publication. One of these workshops is the annual Rome teaching workshop, which focuses on the history of architectural theory. There is currently an Open Call for Teaching Workshop Fellows for Summer 2020. Applications are due: December 1, 2019, 6pm (EST).

Each exchange is published in our new Bloomsbury Press Architecture Exchange book series. The first in this series, Is There an Object-Oriented Architecture?, is available for pre-order on Amazon. The second in the series engaging with the work of Chantal Mouffe will be released in February 2021. The architecture exchange also publishes its own workshop series through the AE Press. The first in this series, Imagining Architecture Beyond the End Times, is available on Amazon now. The next books in this series, Theory's Curriculum and Postmodernism and Neoliberalism, will be available in 2020.

The Architecture Exchange includes Theory's Curriculum, an e-flux Architecture collaboration, which seeks to catalyze new developments in architectural theory through the interrogation of how we teach theory today. The Theory’s Curriculum project is continuing to grow by expanding its library of architectural theory syllabi (historically and geographically), and seeks new members to be part of this effort, and to be part of future debates and workshops dedicated to rethinking how we teach and practice theory in the future.

The architecture exchange conducts oral history projects and is building an oral history archive for the field. The first series, available now, includes 20+ interviews with colleagues of the British architect James Stirling. The second series (coming soon) includes 20+ interviews on the history of architectural theory since the 1980s. The third series will address the history of architectural phenomenology.

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