August 2022 saw the publication of Larissa Fassler: Viewshed, a monograph on the Berlin-based Canadian artist’s work edited by Diana Sherlock and published by DISTANZ. I contributed a collection of texts that run through the book.
MAKING FUTURES PUBLICATION: Text contribution on Istanbul mobile workshop
In May 2022 Making Futures, the publication accompanying the practice-based research project of the same name was published by Spector Books. I contributed a text about the Making Futures mobile workshop that took place in Istanbul September 2018
PORTRAIT OF THE RINGBAHN: A sonic, historic and personal exploration of the Berlin ringbahn
I was extremely honoured to spend a couple of days in March 2021 walking and talking the entire length of the Berlin Ringbahn as part of George Kafka’s fantastical idea for a radio show, which he then edited into something very special.
WELFARE ARCHITECTURE FOR ALL: Chapter for monograph on C. F. Møller Architects
C.F. Møller Architects was founded in Denmark in 1924 and has long striven to place the welfare of society at the core of its practice. This engagement is now described in a new in-depth book, called Welfare Architecture for All, published by Stockholm-based Arvinius + Orfeus and edited by Francesca Perry.
RECLAIMING THE RUINS: Ruin Garden Berlin for The Architectural Review
The pioneering spirit of the plants requires ongoing taming to ensure that nature does not entirely reclaim the land – or the architecture. The ruins were carefully planned through experiments with models; when the demolition company turned up, they were surprised to be tasked with […]
URBAN HOSTS: Presentation on Rotraut Pape’s “The Wall – The Vertical Horizon”
“But what effect does the disappearance of such artefacts have upon the collective memory of a city? Or in the case of the artefact at the heart of this evening’s discussion, the Berlin Wall, we must ask a more complex question: what happens when such artefacts neither fully endure, nor totally disappear?”
THE ANTHROPOCENE CURRICULUM AT HKW: Online Editor role
In September 2019, I began working at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, as Online Editor of the Anthropocene Curriculum website: anthropocene-curriculum.org.
SONIC URBANISM: &beyond publication with Theatrum Mundi
Sonic Urbanism is a publication exploring sound and the city. It features essays on sonic communities, urban composition, acoustic architectures, phonographic methods and public performance projects.
UNIVERSITÄT DER KÜNSTE BERLIN SUMMER SCHOOL: Letter to Ernst Litfaß lecture
“Entitled ‘No other German ever had as many monuments as Ernst Litfaß’, the presentation took the form of a letter about the history of the advertising columns, addressed to their creator, and explored the implications of new forms of screen-based mediation of the city.”
BERLIN URBAN SURFACES TOUR: For Making Futures School participants
A tour that viewed the German capital through its myriad architectural surfaces – including DDR-era murals, reconstructed Prussian palaces, building-scale printed fabric advertisements and: supermarket fridges.
MAKING FUTURES SCHOOL: Editor role, print newspaper, digital documentation
“Why convene a school for spatial practices to act now? And how to bring it into being? If the Bauhaus as a school was able to develop a striking thesis on the position of architecture and the architect in the society of the early 20th century, Making Futures School asks: how does architecture – and the architect – act in the society of the early 21st century in an accountable way?”
WAY TOO CONCRETE V: Special Iceberg Edition
“I’ve spent recent weeks fuelling a strange obsession with not so much the object of the iceberg itself, but rather its representation across media, past, present and future. Beyond this, I have also developed a perverse fascination with the manner in which those past and present versions seem to be informing the confusing and terrifying nature of not just future representations of the iceberg, but also their actual reality. It is a collage of these different projections that I have brought to you who have gathered within this most stately of icebergs this evening.”