THE IN/VISIBLE CITY: ReSITE 2017 conference unveils the infrastructural heart of urbanism

“But while the focus on infrastructure was a useful device for initiating these kinds of discussions, a danger of the approach is the predominance of an “above/below the bonnet” dichotomy; cities are not cars, nor are they computers. The speakers partaking at reSITE 2017 offered perspectives along a wide spectrum of architecture and urbanism.”

THE IN/VISIBLE CITY: ReSITE 2017 conference unveils the infrastructural heart of urbanism

“But while the focus on infrastructure was a useful device for initiating these kinds of discussions, a danger of the approach is the predominance of an “above/below the bonnet” dichotomy; cities are not cars, nor are they computers. The speakers partaking at reSITE 2017 offered perspectives along a wide spectrum of architecture and urbanism.”

MEDIATED SPACE – PUBLISHING, PRACTICE AND PLATFORMS: Curating architecture and the urban lecture series at TU Berlin

Talk delivered to students of Fakultät VI Institut Für Architektur at Technische Universität Berlin, as part of the Curating Architecture and the Urban lecture series.

MEDIATED SPACE – PUBLISHING, PRACTICE AND PLATFORMS: Curating architecture and the urban lecture series at TU Berlin

Talk delivered to students of Fakultät VI Institut Für Architektur at Technische Universität Berlin, as part of the Curating Architecture and the Urban lecture series.

EVERYTHING NOT SAVED WILL BE LOST: on digital archival project All Sources Are Broken

“Thinking of ASAB’s interest in obsolescence alongside the thematic frame of “ever elusive” brings to mind the manner in which Espen Aarseth, Principle Researcher at the Center for Computer Games Research at the IT University of Copenhagen, has spoken about hypertext, noting that its main feature “is discontinuity—the sudden displacement of the user’s position in the text.”

EVERYTHING NOT SAVED WILL BE LOST: on digital archival project All Sources Are Broken

“Thinking of ASAB’s interest in obsolescence alongside the thematic frame of “ever elusive” brings to mind the manner in which Espen Aarseth, Principle Researcher at the Center for Computer Games Research at the IT University of Copenhagen, has spoken about hypertext, noting that its main feature “is discontinuity—the sudden displacement of the user’s position in the text.”

STRATEGIES AGAINST ARCHITECTURE: What might anti-architecture mean in the post-industrial, digitised landscapes of 2017?

“Arguably, the ‘souls of our societies’ are drifting into the cloud, routed in physicality via the dispersed architecture of a thousand non-distinct (and often unmapped) server farms. What could ‘collapsing architecture’ in order to platz schaffen (make space) mean for artists working at the intersection of music and architecture today?”

STRATEGIES AGAINST ARCHITECTURE: What might anti-architecture mean in the post-industrial, digitised landscapes of 2017?

“Arguably, the ‘souls of our societies’ are drifting into the cloud, routed in physicality via the dispersed architecture of a thousand non-distinct (and often unmapped) server farms. What could ‘collapsing architecture’ in order to platz schaffen (make space) mean for artists working at the intersection of music and architecture today?”

TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN: Or, escape from infrastructure

“We shouldn’t think, as McLuhan once quipped, that just because we talk about something we are in favor of it,” Critical Media Lab’s Jamie Allen answers, when I ask him if the exhaustive use of the term “infrastructure” has rendered its meaning, well, elusive.

TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN: Or, escape from infrastructure

“We shouldn’t think, as McLuhan once quipped, that just because we talk about something we are in favor of it,” Critical Media Lab’s Jamie Allen answers, when I ask him if the exhaustive use of the term “infrastructure” has rendered its meaning, well, elusive.

BEAR WITH ME: A Play For Two Webmasters – Interview with Olia Lialina and Kev Bewersdorf

“For me now, there are unfortunately so few people who can master this medium. The play happens during the moment that people were writing a narrative themselves—there was no interface that would make a timeline out of your communication or the story of your life out of your communication.”

BEAR WITH ME: A Play For Two Webmasters – Interview with Olia Lialina and Kev Bewersdorf

“For me now, there are unfortunately so few people who can master this medium. The play happens during the moment that people were writing a narrative themselves—there was no interface that would make a timeline out of your communication or the story of your life out of your communication.”

BERLIN IN FIFTY DESIGN ICONS: Published by Conran Octopus for the Design Museum

“‘Potsdamer Platz’ looks like a suppurating wound,” wrote journalist and novelist Joseph Roth in 1924 of the major traffic intersection the sits just below Tiergarten.”

BERLIN IN FIFTY DESIGN ICONS: Published by Conran Octopus for the Design Museum

“‘Potsdamer Platz’ looks like a suppurating wound,” wrote journalist and novelist Joseph Roth in 1924 of the major traffic intersection the sits just below Tiergarten.”