Letters to the Mayor: Rotterdam

Friday January 12, 2018 – Sunday February 11, 2018

Letters to the Mayor: Rotterdam

January 15th, 2018 – February 1st, 2018 

Het Nieuwe Instituut

 

#letterstothemayor     #letterstothemayorrotterdam     @storefrontnyc

 

Storefront presents Letters to the Mayor: Rotterdam as part of the global Letters to the Mayor project. Each iteration presents a collection of letters by more than 100 architects, addressing the most pressing issues facing their city.

 

Letters to the Mayor: Rotterdam invites architects to write to Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb. Stay tuned for more information about participants.

 

See here and below for more information about the overall project and other iterations.

 

 

Local Curators

Marten Kuijpers, Marina Otero, and Michiel Raats

 

 

ABOUT LETTERS TO THE MAYOR

 

Letters to the Mayor is an itinerant exhibition that displays real letters written by architects to their city mayors. Initiated by Storefront for Art and Architecture in 2014, the project has traveled to more than 15 cities across the globe, including Bogota, Mexico City, Athens, Panama City, Taipei, Mariupol, Madrid, Lisbon, and Buenos Aires, among others. 

 

Letters to the Mayor invites 100 architects in each city to write a letter to their mayor as a means of bringing innovative ideas and visions of the city closer to the decision-makers, and vice versa.

 

Throughout history, architects have engaged with this responsibility and the structures of economic, political, and cultural power in different ways and with varying degrees of success. With the rise of globalization and the homogenization of the contemporary city, the role of the architect in the political arena has often been relegated to answering questions that others have asked. 

 

Letters to the Mayor questions this dynamic, and invites local and global architects to deliver their thoughts directly to the desks of elected officials, and simultaneously into the public consciousness.

Letters to the Mayor: Nashville

Thursday November 30, 2017 – Saturday February 3, 2018

Letters to the Mayor: Nashville

November 30th, 2017 – February 3rd, 2018

Nashville Civic Design Center

 

#letterstothemayor     #letterstothemayornashville     @storefrontnyc

 

Storefront presents Letters to the Mayor: Nashville as part of the global Letters to the Mayor project. Each iteration presents a collection of letters by more than 100 architects, addressing the most pressing issues facing their city.

 

Letters to the Mayor: Nashville invites architects to write to Mayor Megan Barry.

 

See here and below for more information about the overall project and other iterations.

 

 

Participants

Clay Adkisson; Beryl Alder; Dan Alderman; Ali Alsaleh; Tara Armistead; Omar Bakeer; Adam Bates; Fabian Bedne; Stephen Brockman; Edgar Bolivar; Shanese Brown; David Brown; Morgan Brown; Johnson Bullard; Beth Cashion; Laura Cavaliere; Andy Cho; Keith Covington; Erin Cypress; Juliana Daily; Lee Davis; Marleen Davis; Julie Debow-Davis; Neil Denari; Sheila Dial-Barton; Asia Allen; Nick Dryden; Gary Everton; Leigh Fitts; Tracey Ford; Debbie Frank; Valarie Franklin; Andrea Gaffney; Hunter Gee; Melody Gibson; David Grisham; Kristen Gruhn; William Harvell; Gary Hawkins; Kim Hawkins; Alan Hayes; Kem Hinton; Mona Hodge; Laura Hollier; John Houghton; Derek Howard; Brent Hunter; Jayme Jacobson; Richie Jones; Anna Ruth Kimbrough; David Koellein; Robert Kown; Alex Kreiger; Christine Kreyling; Betsy Littrell; Tyler Loveday; Ron Lustig; Alan Mallach; Will Marth; Linda Marzialo; Michael Marzialo; Stephanie McCullough; Ann McGauran; Will Meyer; Dick Miller; Sarah Mohr; Ben Mosley; Ryan Moss; Tara Myers; Adam Nicholson; Katrina Johnson; Kate O’Neil; Kelsey Osemann; Neil Parrish; Gregg Pasquarelli; Chad Polk; Steve Powell; David Powell; Michaele Pride-Wells; Don Reynolds; Will Rosenthal; Mary Roskilly; Marc Rowland; Wilson Sawyer; Mark Schimmenti; Steve Knight; Maggie Scott; Jamie Sinz; Karin Smith; Michael Sorkin; Amy St. John; Matt Sutton; Cyril Stewart; Nate Sweitzer; Elizabeth A. Thompson; Melissa Threatt; Brian Tibbs; Ivan Vanchez; Adam Vanhooser; Mary Vavra; Justin Wallace; Courtney Webb; Ginny Webb; Rob White; Samuel Wible; Thomas Woltz; Katie Woods; Kulapat Yantrasast; Ron Yearwood; Mary Melissa Yohn; Manuel Zeitlin   

 

Local Curators

Fuller Hanan and Daniel Toner (Nashville Civic Design Center) 

 

Mayoral Desk / Architect’s Table Design
Kelly Bonadies and Emil Congdon
 
Wallpaper Design
Leah Robison
 

 

ABOUT LETTERS TO THE MAYOR

Letters to the Mayor is an itinerant exhibition that displays real letters written by architects to their city mayors. Initiated by Storefront for Art and Architecture in 2014, the project has traveled to more than 15 cities across the globe, including Bogota, Mexico City, Athens, Panama City, Taipei, Mariupol, Madrid, Lisbon, and Buenos Aires, among others.

 

Letters to the Mayor invites 100 architects in each city to write a letter to their mayor as a means of bringing innovative ideas and visions of the city closer to the decision-makers, and vice versa.

 

Throughout history, architects have engaged with this responsibility and the structures of economic, political, and cultural power in different ways and with varying degrees of success. With the rise of globalization and the homogenization of the contemporary city, the role of the architect in the political arena has often been relegated to answering questions that others have asked. 

 

Letters to the Mayor questions this dynamic, and invites local and global architects to deliver their thoughts directly to the desks of elected officials, and simultaneously into the public consciousness.

Letters to the Mayor: Valparaiso

Thursday October 26, 2017 – Friday November 10, 2017

Letters to the Mayor: Valparaiso

October 26th – November 10th, 2017

XX Chilean Architecture and Urbanism Biennial

 

#letterstothemayor     #letterstothemayorvalparaiso     @storefrontnyc

 

In collaboration with the XX Chilean Architecture and Urbanism Biennial, Storefront presents Letters to the Mayor: Valparaiso as part of the global Letters to the Mayor project. Each iteration presents a collection of letters by more than 100 architects, addressing the most pressing issues facing their city.

 

Letters to the Mayor: Valparaiso invites architects to write to Mayor Jon Costas.

 

 

Participants
Ignacio Abé, Juan Agustín, Nina Amor Hormazábal, AOA, Felipe Assadi, Marco Avila, Joaquín Bustamante, Pablo Brugnoli, Katherine Cáceres, Macarena Carroza, Maria José Castillo, Carlos Castillo, Claudia Carrasco, Alejandra Celedón, Emilio de la Cerda, Javier Contreras, Gabriela García de Cortázar, Macarena Cortés, Genaro Cuadros, Campus Creativo, Francisco Díaz, Juan de Dios, Natalia Escudero, Pedro de Ferrari + Kim Courrèges, Marco Garate, Pedro Goldsack, Sebastian Gray, Victor Gubbins, Guillermo Hevia, Nina Hormazábal, Guillermo Ilevia, Ignacio Imboden, Sandra Iturriaga, Boris Ivelic, Carolina Katz, Pablo Larrain, Pía Montealegre, Rodolfo Montt, Piera Medina, Piera Medina, Pía Montealegre, Rodrigo Pérez de Arce, Jeannette Plaut, Marcela Pizzi, Rayna Razmilic, RERT, Claudio Reyes, Edward Rojas, Gabriel Rudolphy, Marcelo Ruiz, Carolina Sepúlveda, Joan Saavedra, Pedro Serrano, Nicolás Stutzin, Liliana de Simone, Germán del Sol, Alberto Texido, Gonzalo Undurraga, Gerardo Ureta, Tomás Villalon, and more. 

 

Local Curators
Pola Mora and Danae Santibáñez
 
Mayoral Desk / Architect’s Table / Wallpaper Design 
Constanza Alarcón Tennen
 

 

ABOUT LETTERS TO THE MAYOR

 

Letters to the Mayor is an itinerant exhibition that displays real letters written by architects to their city mayors. Initiated by Storefront for Art and Architecture in 2014, the project has traveled to more than 15 cities across the globe, including Bogota, Mexico City, Athens, Panama City, Taipei, Mariupol, Madrid, Lisbon, and Buenos Aires, among others. See here for a list of iterations. 

 

Letters to the Mayor invites 100 architects in each city to write a letter to their mayor as a means of bringing innovative ideas and visions of the city closer to the decision-makers, and vice versa.

 

Throughout history, architects have engaged with this responsibility and the structures of economic, political, and cultural power in different ways and with varying degrees of success. With the rise of globalization and the homogenization of the contemporary city, the role of the architect in the political arena has often been relegated to answering questions that others have asked. 

 

Letters to the Mayor questions this dynamic, and invites local and global architects to deliver their thoughts directly to the desks of elected officials, and simultaneously into the public consciousness.

Letters to the Mayor: Toronto

Thursday September 28, 2017 – Sunday October 8, 2017

Letters to the Mayor: Toronto

September 28th – October 8th, 2017

In collaboration with EDIT, the Expo for Design, Innovation, and Technology

Unilever Building, Don Valley Parkway

 

#letterstothemayor     #letterstothemayortoronto     @storefrontnyc

 

Storefront presents Letters to the Mayor: Toronto as part of the global Letters to the Mayor project. Each iteration presents a collection of letters by more than 100 architects, addressing the most pressing issues facing their city.

 

As part of EDIT, the Expo for Design, Innovation, and Technology, Letters to the Mayor: Toronto invites architects to write to Mayor John Tory.

 

Participants

Jodi Batay-Csorba, Shirley Blumberg, Allen Chan, Johnson Chou, Peter Clewes, Tye Farrow, Steven Fong, Andrew Frontini, Gensler, Valerie Gow, Meg Graham, Ken Greenberg, Hans Ibelings, Nima Javidi, Ted Kesik, Les Klein, Lateral Office, Janna Levitt, David Lieberman, Joe Lobko, Frances Martin-DiGiuseppe, Michael McLellan, Terri Meyer Boake, Anya Moryoussef, Alissa North, Office Ou, Pina Petricone, Adrian Phiffer, Plant Architect Inc., Gianpiero Pugliese, Colin Ripley, Roland Rom Colthoff, Janet Rosenberg, John Shnier, Richard Sommer, Mark Sterling, Studio AC, Dermot J. Sweeny, Michael Taylor, Victoria Taylor, Megan Torza, Williamson Williamson, Richard Witt

 

Local Curator

PARTISANS

 

Mayoral Desk / Architect’s Table Design

PARTISANS

 

Wallpaper Design

Gary Taxali

 

 

ABOUT LETTERS TO THE MAYOR

 

Letters to the Mayor is an itinerant exhibition that displays real letters written by architects to their city mayors. Initiated by Storefront for Art and Architecture in 2014, the project has traveled to more than 15 cities across the globe, including Bogota, Mexico City, Athens, Panama City, Taipei, Mariupol, Madrid, Lisbon, and Buenos Aires, among others. See here for a list of iterations.   

 

Letters to the Mayor invites 100 architects in each city to write a letter to their mayor as a means of bringing innovative ideas and visions of the city closer to the decision-makers, and vice versa.

 

Throughout history, architects have engaged with this responsibility and the structures of economic, political, and cultural power in different ways and with varying degrees of success. With the rise of globalization and the homogenization of the contemporary city, the role of the architect in the political arena has often been relegated to answering questions that others have asked. 

 

Letters to the Mayor questions this dynamic, and invites local and global architects to deliver their thoughts directly to the desks of elected officials, and simultaneously into the public consciousness.

 

OPENING EVENT: BOOM GOES THE CITY: DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT IN TORONTO

Saturday, September 30th from 12:30 – 1:30pm

 

While rapid densification is contributing to Toronto’s prosperity and vibrancy, the unbridled development of homogeneous condo towers is resulting in a significant facelift to the city’s skyline and streetscape. Are we doing our collective best to create the kinds of buildings, housing options, and at-grade experiences our citizens need and deserve? Toronto’s outgoing Chief City Planner Jennifer Keesmaat, along with Brandon Donnelly (Slate), Alex Josephson (PARTISANS), and Jay Pitter (Author + Placemaker) participate in a conversation in the Funnel Room, home to Letters to the Mayor / Developer: Toronto.

 

Moderator: Eva Franch i Gilabert, Chief Curator and Executive Director, Storefront for Art and Architecture

 

Panelists: Jennifer Keesmaat, Toronto’s outgoing Chief City Planner Brandon Donnelly, VP of Development, Slate Alex Josephson, Cofounder, PARTISANS Jay Pitter, Author + Placemaker

 

 

Letters to the Parliament: Denmark

Thursday August 24, 2017 – Friday September 15, 2017

Letters to the Parliament: Denmark

August 24th – September 15th, 2017

Aarhus School of Architecture

 

#letterstotheparliament     #letterstotheparliamentdenmark     @storefrontnyc

 

What would you write to a minister?

 

In collaboration with Aarhus School of Architecture, Storefront presents Letters to the Parliament: Denmark as part of the global Letters to the Mayor project. Each iteration presents a collection of letters by more than 100 architects, addressing the most pressing issues facing their city.

 

Letters to the Parliament: Denmark invites students and practicing architects to write letters to members of the Danish Parliament as a means of bringing innovative ideas and visions of the city closer to the decision-makers, and vice versa. 

 

Participants

Jeanette Amby, Jo Anna Nedergaard, Sinna Asgari, Jørgen Bach, Maria Barsøe, Ruth Baumeister, Erik Bean, Sebastian Bech-Ravn, Julie Bertelsen, Trine Berthold, Marianne Boonekamp, Andrea Breidablik, Jens Buch Johansen, Claudia Carbone, Alexander Carlsen, Suna Cenholt, Alexandria Chan, Rune Christian Bach, Anita Christiansen, Carolina Dayer, Sadi Dhakhwa, Jane Doe, Marie Due, Nicolai Duedahl Hende, Frederik Ellegaard Haukrogh, Frederik Emil Hansen, Eline Evenstad Dahl, Stig Fenger, Povl Filip Sonne-Frederiksen, Maria Frandsen, Casper Friis, Angela Gigliotti, Kimberley Gokberk, Erlend Goplen Haug, Rasmus Grønbæk Hansen, Naina Gupta, Elisabeth H. Jakobsen, Troels Heiberg Frandsen, Kim Herforth Nielsen, Nils Holscher, Masha Hupalo, Mogens Husted Kristensen, Julian Johann, Natascha Jorgensen, Lars Juel Thiis, Jens Juel Thiis Knudsen, Esther Julie Ringer Ellingsen, Helle Juul, Rikke Juul Gram, Amalia Kenger, Anders Kielsgaard Hansa, Steffen Kjærlund Christensen, Joel Kjellgren, Mette Kynne Frandsen, Simon Ladegaard V. Thomsen, Maya Lahmy, Jaime Levin, Marie Louise Lyager, Klara Lyshøj, Rued M. Andreassen, Anne M. Nielsen, Marius Makos, Stephen Marco Schultz Jørgensen, Benjamin Mark, Erik Martiny, Sandra Mashoff-Køgelbø, Aliis Mehide, Heidi Merrild, Victor Moldoveanu, Torben Nielsen, Lasse Nørregård Rasmussen, M. Nørskov, Michael Nykjær Andersen, Audun Opdal, Jakob Ørum, Julie R. Gormsen, Marco Repenning, Sebastian Reumert, Camilla Richter-Friis van Deurs, Louise S. Vebory, Rasmus Simonsen, Torben Skovbjerg Larsen, Redir Sobkowicz, Natallia Sørensen, Pelle Sørensen, Eilert Støren, Christian Stoveland Blindheim, Mathias Svarre Skovbo Petter Svenson, Mads Tholstrup, Ann Uatlrin Bottger, Christian Achermann, Johan Verbeke, Stephen Willacy, Thomas William Lee, Michael Wolsing, SeungAe Yoo.

 

Parliament of Architecture and Respondents:

Ole Birk Olesen, Minister for Transport, Building and Housing; Mette Bock, Minister for Culture; Søren Pind, Minister for Higher Education and Science; Lars Christian Lilleholt, Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate; Esben Lunde Larsen, Minister for Environment and Food; Mogens Jensen, Member for Parliament (former Minister for Trade and Development); Jacob Bundsgaard, Mayor of Aarhus; Camilla Fabricius, member of Aarhus City Council; Stephen Willacy, City Architect; Peter Andreas Sattrup, Danske Ark; Birgitte Jahn, Government Agency for Culture and Palaces; Bent Madsen, CEO BL-Danish Social Housing; Boris Brorman Jensen

 

Local Curators

Anne Mette Boye, Karen Kjærgaard and Signe Marie Davidsen

 

Mayoral Desk Design / Parliament of Architecture / New York Pavilion 

Anne Søby, Anne Kamp Jensen and Lærke Tolstrup Sørensen

 

Wallpaper Design

Daniel Seyed Jebraili

 

ABOUT LETTERS TO THE PARLIAMENT

 

Letters to the Parliament is part of Letters to the Mayor, a project initiated by Storefront for Art and Architecture in 2014. This particular iteration is organized in partnership with the Aarhus School of Architecture and RISING Architecture. This project launches on April 28th, where the Exhibition Building at Aarhus School of Architecture transforms into a “Parliament of Architecture”. 

 

Letters to the Parliament is part of the international festival, Rising Architecture. The letters are a prelude for a public debate that will take place on September 11th at the Aarhus School of Architecture. The event is a contribution to ReThink Aarhus, European Capital of Culture 2017.

 

Future Letters

This edition of Letters to the Parliament is the premiere in an open and ongoing series of iterations of this project. To propose an edition in your city, please contact info@storefrontnews.org.

 

 

SUPPORT

 

Special support for Letters to the Parliament: Denmark is provided by Aarhus School of Architecture, The Architecture Project, and Kulturhovedstad 2017. 

 

  

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We Like America: An Experimental Road Trip of the Spacebuster

Thursday September 14, 2017 – Saturday October 21, 2017

We Like America: An Experimental Road Trip of the Spacebuster

September 14 – October 21, 2017

 

#welikeamerica    #spacebuster    @storefrontnyc    @ubermutproject    @raumlaborberlin

 

We Like America, presented in partnership with Übermut Project, is an experimental road trip of the Spacebuster, a temporary architectural structure designed by raumlaborberlin and commissioned by Storefront in 2009 in order to transform public spaces into impromptu community zones.

 

Exploring facets of the “American Dream” and seeking out new urban frontiers by transforming nomadic, transgressive, and transitory spaces, the Spacebuster is reprised through We Like America in a journey of the American Rust Belt.

 

With a multifaceted mission that includes fact finding, observation, and research, We Like America will pop up to investigate and organize around issues of collective societal desire in everyday life. The road trip kicks off in Chicago during the preview week of the Chicago Architectural Biennale, and then works its way east with pit stops in St. Louis, Cleveland, and eventually arriving in New York in October.

 

About the Spacebuster

The Spacebuster takes the form of a van outfitted with an expanding inflatable bubble that houses up to 120 people. Guests walk through the van and down a ramp into the inflated space. The bubble is supported by air pressure generated by a fan beneath the ramp. The membrane of the bubble is translucent, creating a semi-permeable enclosure; those on the outside can watch those on the inside and vice versa, resulting in a perfect conundrum of private and public space.

 

For more information, please see here.

 

 

Schedule of Events:

See the full schedule of events below and here.

 

CHICAGO

 

September 14th – September 16th, 2017

The Community of the Future at Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar

—With an experimental music lab featuring Studio Beige and Automaten

—Presented as part of the Chicago Architecture Biennale

 

ST. LOUIS

 

September 21st – September 27th, 2017

At The Edge of Everything Else

—Curated by the Pulitzer Arts Foundation

 

Debris Butterfly Garden

—Reprisal of 2016 Enright Avenue community project

 

CLEVELAND

 

September 28th – September 29th, 2017

Pop-up community residency at Cleveland Institute of Art

—Wade Oval, University Circle

 

NEW YORK CITY

 

October 4th, 2017

In Response to Hurricanes

—The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, 6:30 pm

—with Niklas Maak, Amy Chester, and Marcelo López Dinardi

 

October 6th, 2017

German Senior High School, White Plains

 

October 14th, 2017

Spacebuster x Brooklyn Boheme

—Fort Greene Park, 12 pm – 10 pm

 

October 21st, 2017

New Icon-i-Cities (as part of It’s Happening! Celebrating 50 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks)

Central Park’s East Pinetum (East 84th Street), 11 am – 3 pm

Letters to the Mayor: Oslo

Tuesday September 26, 2017 – Sunday October 22, 2017

Letters to the Mayor: Oslo

September 26th – October 22nd, 2017

Design og arkitektur Norge & Oslo Architecture Triennale

 

#letterstothemayor     #letterstothemayoroslo     @storefrontnyc     @oslotriennale

 

In collaboration with the Oslo Architecture Triennale, Storefront presents Letters to the Mayor: Oslo as part of the global Letters to the Mayor project. Each iteration presents a collection of letters by more than 100 architects, addressing the most pressing issues facing their city.

 

Letters to the Mayor: Oslo invites the following architects to write to Mayor Marianne Borgen:

 

Participants

Adnan Harambasic, Alessandra Kosberg, Alexandria Algard, Alv Skogstad Aamo, Andreas Gjertsen, Anna Røtnes, Anne Bjørndal, Anne Sigrid Nordby, Arild Eriksen, Astri Margaretha Dalseide, Astrid Rohde Wang, Beate Hølmebakk, Børre Skodvin, Caroline Støvring, Cathrine Vigander, Cecilie Wille, Einar Dahle, Einar Hagem, Elisabeth Søiland, Ellen Hellsten, Erlend Blakstad Haffner, Espen Røysland, Frederica Miller, Fredrik Torp, Gaute Brochmann, Geir Haaversen, Gerhard Linder, Gro Lauvland, Gro Eileraas, Gro Bonesmo, Gudmund Stokke, Gudmund Stenseth, Helle Lind Storvik, Håkon Matre Aasarød, Ines Fritz, Inger-Marie Hølmebakk, Ingrid Doblaug Roede, Iwan Thomson, Joakim Skajaa, Johanne Borthne, John Sanden, Jonas Gunerius Larsen, Jonas Norsted, Julian Lynghjem, Julie Sjøwall Oftedal, Jørn Naruud, Kaia Kvande, Kaja Kittang Kvande, Kari Stamnes, Kari Nissen Brodtkorb, Karoline Birkeli, Kate Holm, Kenneth Dahlgren, Ketil Kiran, Kjersti Hembre, Kjersti Nerseth, Kjetil Thorsen, Knut Longva, Kristin Jarmund, Lars Haukeland, Marianne Bruvoll, Marianne Rye Beck, Marianne Sætre, Marie Hallandvik Hortemo, Marit Justine Haugen, Martin Braathen, Merete Hoff, Minna Riska, Mirza Mujezinowic, Netten Østberg, Nicolai Rise, Niels Marius Askim, Nina Berre, Paola Simone, Per Martin Landfald, Per Monsen, Per Rygh, Per Olav Fjeld, Peter Butenschøn, Reiulf Ramstad, Robert Lorange, Silje Klepsvik, Siri Moseng, Siv Helene Stangeland, Stian Schjelderup, Svein Lund, Sven Meinich, Tanja Lie, Trine, Lise Sonne, Tron Meyer, Wenche Andreassen, Øystein Rø, Alex Arnfinsen, Alf Howlid, Andreas Vaa Bermann, Anne Holter-Hovind, Are Risto Ørjasæter, Aslaug Tveit, Camilla Dalen Moneta, Cecilie Anderson, Charlotte Helleland, Einar Bjarki Malmquist, Elin Børrud, Ellen de Vibe, Erik Fenstad Langdalen, Eva Madshus, Fredrik Shetelig, Hanna Kosonen Gerian, Hans Jacob Roald, Hans Jacob Hansteen, Hege Maria Eriksson, Hogne Langset, Ingerid Helsing Almaas, Inger-lise Saglie, Ingvil Aarholt Hegna, Karl Otto Ellefsen, Kristin Notø, Mari Hvattum, Maria Molden, Mariken Landstad Helle, Marius Grønning, Marte Boro, Mette L’orange, Morten Ragnøy Ednes, Nils Marstein, Ole Gustavsen, Stein Stoknes, Sven Erik Svendsen, Tor Inge Hjemdal, Andre Tavares, Ann-Sofi Rönnskog, Bryony Roberts, Dan Stubbegaard, Dorte Mandrup, Juan Herreros, Julien De Smedt, Karolina Keyzer, Klaus Schuwerk, Lin Skaufel, Luis Callejas, Niels de Bruin, Winy Maas, Bjørnar Johnsen, Harald Martin Gjøvåg, Ivar M. Sandvik, Morten Evensen, Ole Martin Braathen, Wenche Engseth, Janne Wilberg

 

 

PROJECT TEAM

 

Local Curator

Tron Meyer & Oslo Architecture Triennale

 

Mayoral Desk / Architect’s Table Design

Tron Meyer

 

Wallpaper Design

Tron Meyer

 

 

ABOUT LETTERS TO THE MAYOR

 

Letters to the Mayor is an itinerant exhibition that displays real letters written by architects to their city mayors. Initiated by Storefront for Art and Architecture in 2014, the project has traveled to more than 15 cities across the globe, including Bogota, Mexico City, Athens, Panama City, Taipei, Mariupol, Madrid, Lisbon, and Buenos Aires, among others. See here for a list of iterations.  

 

Letters to the Mayor invites 100 architects in each city to write a letter to their mayor as a means of bringing innovative ideas and visions of the city closer to the decision-makers, and vice versa.

 

Throughout history, architects have engaged with this responsibility and the structures of economic, political, and cultural power in different ways and with varying degrees of success. With the rise of globalization and the homogenization of the contemporary city, the role of the architect in the political arena has often been relegated to answering questions that others have asked. 

 

Letters to the Mayor questions this dynamic, and invites local and global architects to deliver their thoughts directly to the desks of elected officials, and simultaneously into the public consciousness.

New York Architecture Book Fair

Saturday September 23, 2017 – Friday June 30, 2017

The first edition of the New York Architecture Book Fair, presented in June 2018, will take the form of an exhibition at Storefront’s gallery space and a network of pop-up architecture book collections in partnership with local bookstores and cultural organizations.
 
Leading up to the book fair, Storefront launches a ten-month series of discussions and programs, including a series of salons in private libraries, aimed at reflecting upon the last thirty five years of architecture and book production in a global context.
 
With an archeological and projective twist, the project seeks to celebrate and evaluate both existing and missing volumes of a history still in the writing.
 
See the full list of recent and upcoming programs associated with the New York Architecture Book Fair below.
 
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RECENT PROGRAMS 
 
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
1-6 pm at The Great Hall at Cooper Union
RSVP here [open to the public; Storefront members get priority seating]
 
Reflecting upon the monographs, history and theory books, edited volumes, essays, and compilations that comprise our libraries and bookstores, one wonders: which architecture books have we produced that constitute the foundations of our contemporaneity?
 
Architecture Books / Yet to be Written / 1982-2017-2052 asks seminal voices in the discipline and profession to examine the recent history of architecture and book production. Each speaker will select and present a book published over the last thirty five years that is fundamental to the understanding of contemporary architecture culture, as well as a “book yet to be written.”
 
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BOOKS-NOW
As part of the launching conferenceStorefront presents BOOKS-NOW, a selection of signed architecture books published over the past year. At the conference, they will be accompanied by rare and out-of-print editions written by conference participants. Books will be on sale at a special discounted rate.
 
See the full list of books here.
 
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Sunday, September 24th, 2017
1-2 pm at MoMA PS1
RSVP here [open to the public]
 
 
Alexandra Cunningham and Eva Franch moderate a series of presentations by emerging and established architects and critics to kick off the series of ongoing events leading up to the New York Architecture Book Fair. 
 
Participants include Benjamin Aranda, Craig Buckley, Kersten Geers, James Graham, Lydia Kallipoliti, Dominic Leong, and Christian Wassman.
 
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UPCOMING PROGRAMS
 
Global Survey of Architecture Books
Ongoing, December 2017 – August 2018
 
Storefront invites nominations of books by international academics, practitioners, and scholars in a new Global Survey of Architecture Books. The survey will unveil volumes from many cultural contexts that contribute to a better understanding of local and global modes of knowledge production.
 
A final selection of 100 books, chosen by an international jury, will be displayed at Storefront for Art and Architecture’s gallery space in June 2018 as part of the New York Architecture Book Fair. The books will also be featured an upcoming publication called The Book of Architecture Books.
 
A larger selection of books will be exhibited at the New York Public Library during the fair.
 
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Salons: Personal Collections
January 2017 – June 2018
 
A series of seven private salons will be held in the homes of prominent New York City based architects. Each event will explore a selection of books from the host’s personal library, open to audiences for the first time. The salons will be structured as informal conversations with invited guests.
 
Events will be recorded and made available in the form of podcasts and a series of essays.
 
Hosts include: Henry Cobb, Beatriz Colomina Mark Wigley, Liz Diller Ricardo Scofidio, Cynthia Davidson & Peter Eisenman, Steven Holl, and Bernard Tschumi.
 
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Bookstore Selections
June 2018
 
During the New York Architecture Book Fair, bookstores and organizations across New York City will display pop-up collections of architecture books in their spaces.
 
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Project Support
Programming partners during and in advance of the fair include The Cooper Union, the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University, e-flux Architecture, the New York Public Library, and Printed Matter.
 
       
 
The New York Architecture Book Fair is part of the Crossovers Program, a collaboration between Storefront and the Het Nieuwe Instituut. This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.

 

General Support

Storefront’s programming is made possible through general support from Arup; DS+R; F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc.; Knippers Helbig; KPF; MADWORKSHOP; ODA; Rockwell Group; Roger Ferris + Partners; Tishman Speyer; the Foundation for Contemporary Arts; The Greenwich Collection Ltd.; the Lily Auchincloss Foundation; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Peter T. Joseph Foundation; and by Storefront’s Board of Directors, members, and individual donors.

BOOKS-NOW

Saturday September 23, 2017

 

As part of Architecture Books / Yet to be Written / 1982-2017-2052, the launching conference of the New York Architecture Book FairStorefront presents BOOKS-NOW, a selection of signed architecture books published over the past year. At the conference, they will be accompanied by rare and out-of-print editions written by conference participants. Books will be on sale at a special discounted rate.

 

Book selections include:

 

BOOKS-NOW*:

 

Aaron Betsky, Making it Modern – the History of Modernism in Architecture and Design, 2016

 

Alexander Vasudevan, The Autonomous City – A History of Urban Squatting, 2017

 

Allan Wexler, Absurd Thinking Between Art and Design, 2017       

 

André Tavares, The Anatomy of the Architectural Book, 2016

 

Andrés Jaque, Transmaterial, 2017

 

Angelika Fitz and Katharina Ritter (eds.), Assemble: How We Build, 2017

 

Barbara Hoidn (ed.), Demo:Polis – The Right To Public Space, 2016

 

Benoît Jallon, Umberto Napolitano and Franck Boutté (eds.), Paris Haussmann – A Model’s Relevance, 2017

 

Ciro Najle, The Generic Sublime – Organizational Models for Global Architecture, 2016

 

Daan Roggeveen, Progress & Prosperity – The Chinese City as Global Urban Model, 2017

 

David Chambers and Kevin Haley (eds.), Wherever You Find People – The Radical Schools of Oscar Niemeyer, Darcy Ribeiro and Leonel Brizola, 2016

 

David Gamble and Patty Heyda, Rebuilding The American City: Design and Strategy for The 21st Century Urban Core, 2016

 

Deane Simpson, Vibeke Jensen and Anders Rubing (eds.), The City Between Freedom and Security – Contested Public Spaces in the 21st Century, 2017

 

Despina Stratigakos, Where are the Women Architects?, 2016

 

Dongwoo Yim, [Un]Precedented Pyongyang, 2017

 

Elena Chiavi, Pablo Garrido Arnaiz, Francisco Moura Veiga, Guillem Pujol Borràs, Francisco Ramos Ordóñez, Júlia Trias Jurado and Rubén Valdez (eds.), Cartha – On Making Heimat, 2017

 

Felicity D. Scott, Outlaw Territories – Environments of Insecurity/Architectures of Counterinsurgency, 2016

 

Felicity D. Scott, ¿Qué salió mal?/ What Went Wrong?, 2016

 

Florian Idenburg, Jing Liu and Ilias Papageorgiou, Solid Objectives – Edge, Aura, Order, 2017

 

Francesc Magrinyà and Fernando Marzá, Cerdà – 150 Years of Modernity, 2017

 

Gediminas Urbonas, Ann Lui and Lucas Freeman (eds.), Public Space? Lost and Found, 2017

 

Herman Verkerk/Eventarchitectuur, Events: Situating the Temporary, 2017

 

Jesús Vassallo, Seamless – Digital Collage and Dirty Realism in Contemporary Architecture, 2016

 

Michael Hays, Aparición y Materialidad/ Appearance and Materiality, 2017

 

Keith Krumwiede, Atlas of Another America – An Architectural Fiction, 2016

 

Kersten Geers, Jelena Pančevac, and Andrea Zanderigo, The Difficult Whole – A Reference Book On Robert Venturi, John Rauch and Denise Scott Brown, 2016

 

Lèa-Catherine Szacka, Exhibiting the Postmodern: 1980 Venice Architecture Biennale, 2016

 

Linna Choi and Tarik Oualalou, Territories of Disobedience, 2017

 

Lluís Ortega, The Total Designer – Authorship in the Architecture of the Postdigital Age, 2017

 

Manuel Herz, Ingrid Schröder, Hans Focketyn and Julia Jamrozik, African Modernism – Architecture of Independence, 2015

 

Marwa Al-Sabouni, The Battle for Home – The Memoir of a Syrian Architect, 2016

 

Miquel Adrià and Andrea Griborio, Radical. 50 Latin American Architectures, 2016

 

Nanni Baltzer and Martino Stierli (eds.), Before Publication – Montage in Art, Architecture, and Book Design, 2016

 

Nicole Kalms, Hypersexual City – The Provocation of Soft-Core Urbanism, 2017

 

Nina Rappaport, Vertical Urban Factory, 2016

 

Pedro Ignacio Alonso, Disparen Sobre El Artista/ Shoot the Artist, 2016

 

Rafi Segal, Space Packed – The Architecture of Alfred Neumann, 2017

 

Reinier De Graaf, Imaginary Apparatus – Four Walls and a Roof the Complex Nature of A Simple Profession, 2017

 

Ruth Estevez, Wonne Ickx, Abel Perles, Victor Jaime, and Carlos Bedoya (eds.), Liga Vol. 2: Exposed Architecture: Exhibitions, Interludes and Essays, 2017

 

Sabine Müller and Andreas Quednau (eds.), Giraffes, Telegraphs, and Hero of Alexandria – Urban Design by Narration, 2016

 

Stephen J. Phillips, Elastic Architecture – Frederick Kiesler and Design Research in the First Age of Robotic Culture, 2017

 

William O’Brien Jr. (ed.), Room for Artifacts – The Architecture Of Wojr, 2016

 

 

*(list in formation)

 

 

CONFERENCE BOOKS**:

 

Beatriz Colomina and Craig Buckley (ed.), Clip Stamp Fold, 2011

 

Bernard Tschumi and Enrique Walker, Tschumi on Architecture – Conversations with Enrique Walker, 2006

 

Bernard Tschumi, Bernard Tschumi – Architecture Concept and Notation, 2016

 

Bernard Tschumi, Notations: Diagrams and Sequences, 2014

 

Bernard Tschumi, Parc de la Villette, 2014

 

Bernard Tschumi, The Manhattan Transcripts, 1994

 

Daniel Libeskind, Sonnets in Babylon, 2011

 

Kenneth Frampton, A Genealogy of Modern Architecture – Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form, 2015

 

Stan Allen and Marc Mc-Quade (eds.), Landform Building, Architecture’s New Terrain, 2011

 

Stan Allen, Four Projects, 2017

 

Weiss/Manfredi, Public Natures: Evolutionary Infrastructures, 2015

 

 

**(list in formation)

Letters to the Mayor: Seoul + Pyongyang

Thursday August 31, 2017 – Sunday November 5, 2017

Letters to the Mayor: Seoul + Pyongyang

August 31st – November 5th, 2017

2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism

 

#letterstothemayor     #letterstothemayorseoul    #letterstothemayorpyongyang     @storefrontnyc

 

In collaboration with the 2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, Storefront presents Letters to the Mayor: Seoul + Pyongyang as part of the global Letters to the Mayor project. Each iteration presents a collection of letters by more than 100 architects, addressing the most pressing issues facing their city.

 

Letters to the Mayor: Seoul + Pyongyang invites the following architects to write to Mayor of Seoul Park Won-soon, to the Chairman of the People’s Committee and the de-facto mayor of Pyongyang Pak Kwan-o:

 

Participants

Joh Sung Ryong, Kim Incheurl, Min Hyun Sik, Yoo Kerl, Kim Jin Ai, Kim Chanjoong, Kim Young Joon, Nina Rappaport, Rho Eunjoo, Ji Jungwoo, Aaron Forrest, Yasmin Vobis, Jennifer Lee, Chung Hyuna, Meejin Yoon, Yoo Sorae, Kang Yerin, Chun Sook Hee, Chang Soohyun, Beatrice Galilee, Pedro y Juana, Kim Jungyoon, Kazuyo Sejima, Simon Kim, Yang Soo-in, Kim Sung Woo, Kim Sunghoi, Kim Jongkyu, Oh Young-uk, Moon Hoon, Chang Yoon Kyu, Lim Jae Yong, Min Hyun Joon, Kim Jihoon, Choi Moongyu, Choi Wook, Yang Sung Goo, Cha Taewook, Ko Kiwoong, Lee Dong Wook, Steven Holl, Ahn Kihyun, Thom Mayne, Kuma Kengo, Winy Maas, Marco Bruno, Hwang Nahyun, Jungmin Nam, Soonyup Kwon, Suh Jaewon, Kim Doran, Neville Mars, Peter Orbon, Christopher Pierce, Fiona Tan, Friedrich Grafling, Charles Lai, Giacomo Butte, Atira Ariffin, Rainer Dormels, Chad O’Caroll, Gianluca Spezza, Oliver Wainwright, Alessandro Belgiojoso, Alex Davidson, Nerma Cridge, Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss, Jelena Prokopljevic, Philipp Meuser, Tom Verebes, Boris Jensen, Owen Hatherley, Eduardo Luis Rodriguez
 
 
PROJECT TEAM
 
Local Curators
Dongwoo Yim and Calvin Chua
 
 
Mayoral Desk / Architect’s Table Design
NAMELESS Architects
  
 
Wallpaper Design
NAMELESS Architects
 

 

 

ABOUT LETTERS TO THE MAYOR

 

Letters to the Mayor is an itinerant exhibition that displays real letters written by architects to their city mayors. Initiated by Storefront for Art and Architecture in 2014, the project has traveled to more than 15 cities across the globe, including Bogota, Mexico City, Athens, Panama City, Taipei, Mariupol, Madrid, Lisbon, and Buenos Aires, among others. See here for a list of iterations.  

 

Letters to the Mayor invites 100 architects in each city to write a letter to their mayor as a means of bringing innovative ideas and visions of the city closer to the decision-makers, and vice versa.

 

Throughout history, architects have engaged with this responsibility and the structures of economic, political, and cultural power in different ways and with varying degrees of success. With the rise of globalization and the homogenization of the contemporary city, the role of the architect in the political arena has often been relegated to answering questions that others have asked. 

 

Letters to the Mayor questions this dynamic, and invites local and global architects to deliver their thoughts directly to the desks of elected officials, and simultaneously into the public consciousness.