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Storefront's Empty Bookshelves

I'm still swamped with the AIA Conference on Architecture being in town this week, so here's something to tide people over until I'm able to post about it or something else. Here are some photos from the opening of Architecture Books – Yet to be Written at the Storefront for Art and Architecture. Exhibition design is by Abruzzo Bodziak Architects and Pentagram.

'Architecture Books' Opens at Storefront

In September last year I attended the Storefront for Art and Architecture's Architecture Books / Yet to be Written / 1982-2017-2052 at the Cooper Union. The five-hour-long event marked the beginning stages of Storefront's New York Architecture Book Fair, which takes place this week and consists of numerous components, such as Book Salons, a Bookstore Network, and an exhibition in Storefront's distinctive space. The last, called Architecture Books – Yet to be Written opens tomorrow evening and runs until late August. Details are below.

Description from the Storefront website:
April 19th Exhibition Opening:
6 – 7 pm: Press and Members Preview
7 – 9 pm: Public Opening

As part of the first edition of the New York Architecture Book Fair, Storefront for Art and Architecture presents Architecture Books – Yet to be Written, an exhibition that invites us to reflect upon the cultural contribution of architecture through the medium of the book from 1982 to today. With an archaeological and projective twist, the installation seeks to celebrate and evaluate both the existing and the missing volumes of a history still in the writing.

Milstein Center Nears Completion

This week I'm busy with, among other things, preparing for a "critic's tour" of Barnard College and Columbia University that I'll be giving during next week's AIA Conference on Architecture. With that, here are some photos I took last week of the newest building on the two campuses: Barnard's Milstein Center, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The building is set to open in October.

Transport and Climate Change

Every time I fly — which amounts to three or four round trips per year — I think about how much fuel planes use to transport people and/or goods from one place to another. Combined with the fact that one plane takes off somewhere in the world once every second, I can only shake the thought out of my head lest I get paralyzed by in considering how many gallons of carbon being spewed continuously into the atmosphere. Ditto when I eat a banana — which happens most days of the week — and the thought of huge cargo ships bringing my breakfast from South America all the way to New York City.

At least I know I'm not alone. The Architectural League is putting on two "Transportation: Connection and its costs" discussions this week as part of its The Five Thousand Pound Life initiative. Both events are moderated by designer Jesse LeCavalier (author of The Rule of Logistics) and sociologist Daniel Aldana Cohen. Below are details on the two discussions.

Aviation and Climate Change
Wednesday, June 13, 7pm at Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch

Biennale Slideshow

Below is a slideshow of 234 photos from my trip to Venice last month for the 2018 Biennale. The photos move from the International Architecture Exhibition, FREESPACE, in the Arsenale to the same in the Central Pavilion, the national pavilions in the Giardini, some collateral events, and finally the first Holy See participation in the form of chapels on San Giorgio Maggiore.

2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

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