BERLIN SONIC PLACES: Book Review

“Cusak’s description of his own Hinterhof (courtyard), where the quotidian rhythms of neighbours-never-met ricochet off the walls will be familiar to residents and AirBnB guests alike. Describing Maybachufer’s bustling market, Udo Noll cites similarities in a 1929 Franz Hessel text about the same spot, revealing the capacity for soundscapes, and the human routine that informs them, to endure beyond their associated landscapes – even in this city.”

BERLIN SONIC PLACES: Book Review

“Cusak’s description of his own Hinterhof (courtyard), where the quotidian rhythms of neighbours-never-met ricochet off the walls will be familiar to residents and AirBnB guests alike. Describing Maybachufer’s bustling market, Udo Noll cites similarities in a 1929 Franz Hessel text about the same spot, revealing the capacity for soundscapes, and the human routine that informs them, to endure beyond their associated landscapes – even in this city.”

FROM LA TO KOLKATA, THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME: text on two Art Basel Statments artists

“Both artists explore these inherent tensions against the backdrop of regeneration and consumerism in Kolkata and Los Angeles – two urban centres whose boundaries are continually rendered obsolete by the processes of sprawl and migration. […] In both projects, the architecture of the artists’ respective locations is heavily referenced, both in terms of their materiality and the imaginaries they serve.”

FROM LA TO KOLKATA, THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME: text on two Art Basel Statments artists

“Both artists explore these inherent tensions against the backdrop of regeneration and consumerism in Kolkata and Los Angeles – two urban centres whose boundaries are continually rendered obsolete by the processes of sprawl and migration. […] In both projects, the architecture of the artists’ respective locations is heavily referenced, both in terms of their materiality and the imaginaries they serve.”

FROM ATHENS TO ANFIELD: The success of community-led regeneration, USR book extract

“They paved paradise and put up a parking lot, as Joni Mitchell once sang. Located in the somewhat typecast “anarchist” Athens neighbourhood of Exarcheia, Navarinou Park exemplifies something of a reverse scenario.”

FROM ATHENS TO ANFIELD: The success of community-led regeneration, USR book extract

“They paved paradise and put up a parking lot, as Joni Mitchell once sang. Located in the somewhat typecast “anarchist” Athens neighbourhood of Exarcheia, Navarinou Park exemplifies something of a reverse scenario.”

AUGMENTED TECHNOLOGY: Launch of Volume 51

Launch event of V51 Augmented Technology hosted by Books People Places and Volume at Theater O-TonArt, Berlin. 

AUGMENTED TECHNOLOGY: Launch of Volume 51

Launch event of V51 Augmented Technology hosted by Books People Places and Volume at Theater O-TonArt, Berlin. 

HOPE IN THE ERROR: Co-Machines book contribution

“It’s interesting to note too that the product interfaces of consumer techland often borrow the language of architecture in order to make sense of the ephemeral and abstract concepts upon which they are built/conceived to further/propagate. It does not however follow that we should borrow the sensibilities of the digital to when it comes to city making.”

HOPE IN THE ERROR: Co-Machines book contribution

“It’s interesting to note too that the product interfaces of consumer techland often borrow the language of architecture in order to make sense of the ephemeral and abstract concepts upon which they are built/conceived to further/propagate. It does not however follow that we should borrow the sensibilities of the digital to when it comes to city making.”

OUTRAGE: Potemkin buildings, developers’ hoardings and the myth of Berlin

“…just as their conservation-focused cousins seem content to co-opt and reconfigure idealisations of what has gone before, so too are new developments turning to specious Berlin narratives to preordain not just the use of space but also perceptions centred around it.”

OUTRAGE: Potemkin buildings, developers’ hoardings and the myth of Berlin

“…just as their conservation-focused cousins seem content to co-opt and reconfigure idealisations of what has gone before, so too are new developments turning to specious Berlin narratives to preordain not just the use of space but also perceptions centred around it.”

ARCHIFUTURES Volume 4: Thresholds

“This fourth volume in the Archifutures series investigates how architecture, traditionally considered to be a future oriented activity, can best respond as we find ourselves on the threshold of a ‘post-futurist’ condition where the future is not necessarily ahead of us, but everywhere and – perhaps most especially – ‘now’”.

ARCHIFUTURES Volume 4: Thresholds

“This fourth volume in the Archifutures series investigates how architecture, traditionally considered to be a future oriented activity, can best respond as we find ourselves on the threshold of a ‘post-futurist’ condition where the future is not necessarily ahead of us, but everywhere and – perhaps most especially – ‘now’”.