Letters to the Mayor: Barcelona

Thursday March 28, 2019 – Sunday May 5, 2019

Letters to the Mayor: Barcelona

March 28th, 2019 – May 5th, 2019

In collaboration with the Architects’ Association of Catalonia (COAC) and urbanNext

 

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Storefront presents Letters to the Mayor: Barcelona in collaboration with the Architects’ Association of Catalonia (COAC) and urbanNext as part of the global project, Letters to the Mayor. Each iteration of Letters to the Mayor presents a collection of letters by more than 100 architects, addressing the most pressing issues facing their city.

 

Letters to the Mayor: Barcelona invites architects to write to the mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau.

 

Participants

Archikubik/Marc Chalamanch/Miquel Lacasta/Carmen Santana, Irma Arribas, Carolina B. García Estévez, Anna Bach, Teresa Batlle Pagès, Sandra Bestraten i Castells, Ibon Bilbao, Josep Bohigas Arnau, Marta Bugés i Aragonés, Denise Castro, Marina Cervera/Students Màster Paisatge UPC, Chiara Cesareo, Curro Claret, Jaume Clèries, Ana Cocho Bermejo, CollLeclerc/Jaime Coll/Judith Leclerc, Comando Señoras, Marc Conangla, Carles Crosas, Ignasi Cubiñá, Nu Diaz, Tomas Diez, Dobooku, Julia Doz/Cristina Garriga/My Bookcase, Expósito Expósito, Ramon Faura, Fulleda Arquitectes, Toni García, Mariona Genís Vinyals, Kathrin Golda-Pongratz, Daniela Hartmann, Sonia Hernández-Montaño, Alex Ivancic, Imma Jansana, Montsa Jovani/Caves Berdié/Jovani Vins, LaCol Arquitectura Cooperativa, Xarxa La Pera/Toni Sonalas/Cristina Casali, Josep Maria de Llobet, Marta Llorente, Areti Markopoulou, Rafael Martínez/Esther Ribas, Mayorga + Fontana arquitectos/Pia Fontana/Miguel Mayorga, MIAS Architects/ Josep Miàs/Marc Subirana, Nerea Mota, Zaida Muxí, NUA arquitectures/Maria, Simone Orso, Roger Paez, Jaume Prat Ortells, Eva Prats, Teresa del Pozo, Moisés Puente, Carmen Rodríguez Pedret, Marina Romero, Maria Rubert, Àfrica Sabé Dausà, Tomoko Sakamoto, Eduard Sancho Pou, Helena Sanz Palau, Glòria Serra Coch, Erica Sogbe, Son Canciones/ Mabel Alonso/Lieven Scheerlinck, Soon in Tokyo/ Angelo Palma, Olga Subirós, Judit Taberna Torres, Daniel Torres, Sara Torres/Víctor Betriu, Jon Tugores, Teresa Urroz/Chus Gómez, José Luis de Vicente, Vora/Pere Buil Castells/Toni Riba Galí

 

PROJECT TEAM

 

Local Curators

Ricardo Devesa, Xavier González, Núria Moliner (members of the urbanNext platform)

 

Mayoral Desk and Architect’s Table Design

L’estoc

 

Graphic Design and Wallpaper Design

Marga Gibert

 

Exhibition Design

Ricardo Devesa, Xavier González, Núria Moliner

 

Exhibition Organizers and Coordinators

Architects’ Association of Catalonia (COAC), Josep Ferrando (member of the Governing Board at COAC), and Gemma Molas (Cultural Events Assistant at COAC)

 

ABOUT LETTERS TO THE MAYOR

 

Letters to the Mayor is an itinerant exhibition that displays letters written by architects to their city mayors. Initiated by Storefront for Art and Architecture in 2014, the project has traveled to more than 20 cities across the globe, including Bogotá, 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 addressed this responsibility by navigating 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 political role of the architect has often been relegated to providing answers to questions that others have asked.

 

Letters to the Mayor questions this dynamic by inviting 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: Lima

Friday October 12, 2018 – Monday November 5, 2018

Letters to the Mayor: Lima

October 12th, 2018 – November 5th, 2018 

In collaboration with the Patronato Cultural del Peru

Museo de la Nación, Sala Nasca

 

#letterstothemayor     #letterstothemayorlima     @storefrontnyc

 

Storefront presents Letters to the Mayor: Lima in collaboration with the Patronato Cultural del Peru and curators Ernesto Apolaya Canales, Claudio Cuneo Raffo and Jorge Sánchez Herrera as part of the global project, Letters to the Mayor. Each iteration of Letters to the Mayor presents a collection of letters by more than 100 architects, addressing the most pressing issues facing their city.

 

Letters to the Mayor: Lima invites architects to write to the future mayor of Lima. Mayoral elections will happen on October 7th, 2018.

 

Participants

51-1, Asociación Homogéneos, Michele Albanelli and Carmen Omonte, Claudia Amico and Javiera Infante, Javier Artadi, José Luis Beingolea, Gonzalo Benavides, Rodolfo Bocanegra, Boom Arquitectos, CCC – Cordinadora de Ia Ciudad, Luis Calvet, José Canziani, Cheng + Franco Arquitectos, Jean Pierre Crousse and Sandra Barclay, Santiago A. Dammert, Belen Desmaison, Diacritica, Juan Carlos Doblado, Francis Espino, Esteoeste, Cynthia Estremadoyro, Aldo Facho Dede, Carlos Alberto Fernandez Dávila, Solangel Fernandez, Eduardo Figari, Manuel Flores, Jose Garcia Calderon, Mauricio Gilbonio, Ricardo Huanqui, Vincent Juillerat, K+M Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Hannah Klug, Gary Leggett, Lima Como Vamos, Llona Zamora, Llosa & Cortegana Arquitectos, Luis Longhi, Ángeles Maqueira, Ricardo Martin de Rossi, Rodrigo Martínez, Elio Martuccelli, Metha Arquitectos, Jitka Molnarova, Octavio Montestruque, Mutuo, Jose Orrego, Paulo Osorio, Poggione + Biondi Arquitectos, Karina Puente, Alfredo Queirolo, Luis Rodriguez Rivero, Sofia Rodriguez Larrain, Roman Bauer Arquitectos, Eduardo Ruiz-Huidobro, Elia Saez Giraldez, Sandra Salles, Marc Samaniego, Cynthia Seinfeld and Juan Manuel Parra, Luis Solari, José Carlos Soldevilla, Matteo Stiglich, Karen Takano, Territorial RLC, Jose Antonio Vallarino, Pablo Vega Centeno, Vicca Verde, Humberto Viccina, V.oid, Luisa Yupa

 

Live stream a discussion between the newly-elected mayor of Lima and various local urbanists, architects, and others here from 5 pm–8 pm EST. 

 

PROJECT TEAM

 

Local Curators

Ernesto Apolaya Canales, Claudio Cuneo Raffo and Jorge Sánchez Herrera

 

Mayoral Desk and Wallpaper Design

Sandra Nakamura

 

Graphic Design

Arturo Higa

 

Production Assistant

Diana Gobitz Guanilo

 

ABOUT LETTERS TO THE MAYOR

 

Letters to the Mayor is an itinerant exhibition that displays letters written by architects to their city mayors. Initiated by Storefront for Art and Architecture in 2014, the project has traveled to more than 18 cities across the globe, including Bogotá, 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 addressed this responsibility by navigating 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 political role of the architect has often been relegated to providing answers to questions that others have asked.

 

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

Salons: Personal Collections – Bernard Tschumi

Thursday February 15, 2018

 

Salons: Personal Collections

Bernard Tschumi 

February 15th, 2018 

As a series of ongoing salons in the homes of prominent New York City based architects, each event explores a selection of books from the host’s personal library, open to audiences for the first time. The salons are structured as informal conversations between the host and attendees. 

Salons: Personal Collection is a program of StorefrontTV.  Events are recorded and made available in the form of podcasts and a series of essays in collaboration with E-Flux Architecture and GSAPP on the StorefrontTV channel. 

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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.

 

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Salons: Personal Collections – Anthony Vidler

Thursday March 15, 2018

 

Salons: Personal Collections

Anthony Vidler

March 15th, 2018 

As a series of ongoing salons in the homes of prominent New York City based architects, each event explores a selection of books from the host’s personal library, open to audiences for the first time. The salons are structured as informal conversations between the host and attendees. 

Salons: Personal Collection is a program of StorefrontTV.  Events are recorded and made available in the form of podcasts and a series of essays in collaboration with E-Flux Architecture and GSAPP on the StorefrontTV channel. 

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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.

 

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Salons: Personal Collections – Daniel Libeskind

Thursday April 5, 2018

 

Salons: Personal Collections

Daniel Libeskind

April 5th, 2018

As a series of ongoing salons in the homes of prominent New York City based architects, each event explores a selection of books from the host’s personal library, open to audiences for the first time. The salons are structured as informal conversations between the host and attendees. 

Salons: Personal Collection is a program of StorefrontTV.  Events are recorded and made available in the form of podcasts and a series of essays in collaboration with E-Flux Architecture and GSAPP on the StorefrontTV channel. 

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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.

 

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Letters to the Mayor: Prague

Monday April 23, 2018 – Wednesday May 30, 2018

Letters to the Mayor: Prague

April 23rd, 2018 – May 30th, 2018 

Norma Space

 

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

 

Letters to the Mayor: Prague invites architects to write to the Mayor Adriana Krnáčová.

 

Participants

Václav Aulický, Afarch (Jan Aulík and Petra Skalická), Ricardo Bofill, Alžběta Brůhová, Robust (Ondřej, Helena Busta and Robert Damec), Objektor (Jakub Červenka and Václav Šuba), Chybík + Krištof (Ondřej Chybík, Michal Krištof and Robert Jelínek), Matyáš Cígler, Tomáš Ctibor with M.Š., Olga, Petr, Věra, Jana, Vojta, Jana, Pavel, Hanalisa, Klára, T. , Michal, Robert, z and TC, René Dlesk, Kimberly Elman Zarecor, Patrik Hoffmann, Veronika Indrová, Ondřej Janků, Jan Jehlík, Karolína Jirkalová, Jan Kasl, Josef Kocián, David with Dominika and Jonáš Krausovi, Vladislav Kulhánek, Regina Loukotová, Karel Maier, MAAT (Mária Maninová, Andrea Trembuľaková and Magdalena Ježková), Miroslav Masák, Prokop Matěj, Pavla Melková, Dan Merta, Ondřej Michálek, Lenka Míková, Viktória Mravčáková, Onoff (Anika Juliane Neubauer and Berk Asal), Osamu Okamura, Pallanio k. s. v. r., Steeve Ray, Szymon Rozwałka, Ondřej Rys, Milota Sidorová, Eliška Slámová, Tamara Staňková with Matyáš Švejdík, Stanislav Pech and Magdaléna Uhlířová, Marc Subirana, Anna Švehlíková, Mahulena Svobodová, Ondřej Teplý, Mária Topolčanská, Štěpán Valouch, Imrich Vaško, Yvette Vasourková, Karolína Vojáčková, Jaroslav Wertig, Zdeněk Zavřel, Markéta Zdebská

 

 

PROJECT TEAM

 

Local Curators

Kateřina Kulanová and Jana Moravcová

 

Exhibition Design and Mayoral Desk

Jan Boháč

 

Wallpaper Design

Jan Boháč

 

 

ABOUT LETTERS TO THE MAYOR

 

Letters to the Mayor is an itinerant exhibition that displays letters written by architects to their city mayors. Initiated by Storefront for Art and Architecture in 2014, the project has traveled to more than 18 cities across the globe, including Bogotá, 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 addressed this responsibility by navigating 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 political role of the architect has often been relegated to providing answers to questions that others have asked.

 

Letters to the Mayor questions this dynamic by inviting 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: 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.

 

Participants

Ameneh Solati, Ana Luisa Moura, Andrea Prins (Andreaprins Publications), Barbara Luns, Carola Hein, Paul van de Laar & Tom Daamen (TU Delft & Erasmus Universiteit), Catherine Visser (DaF-architecten), Césare Peeren (Superuse Studios), Charlotte Ros, Claudia Mainardi (Fosbury Architecture), Cristina Ampatzidou & Ania Molenda (Amateur Cities), Dikkie Scipio (KAAN Architecten), Dirk Osinga, Donna van Milligen Bielke (Studio Donna van Milligen Bielke), Ekim Tan, Chrissy Gaglione, Txell Blanco, Sjors Martens, Elizaveta Izvolensky (Play the City), Elma van Boxel & Kristian Koreman (ZUS–Zones Urbaines Sensibles), Eva Pfannes (Ooze Architects), Felix Madrazo, Florian Boer & Dirk van Peijpe (De Urbanisten), Froukje van de Klundert (Posad Spatial Strategies), Füsun Türetken & Sammi Hammana, Füsun Türetken & Max Bruinsma (Studio Ft.), Hamed Khosravi, Harm Timmermans, Oana Rades & Thijs van Bijsterveldt (Shift Architecture Urbanism), Janna Bystrykh, Jere Kuzmanic, Job Floris (Monadnock Architecten / Hoofd Architectuur van de Rotterdamse Academie van Bouwkunst), Leire Calvillo Mendoza, Lidwine Spoormans, Like Bijlsma & Eireen Schreurs (SUB Office), Lilith van Assem & Elsbeth I. Ronner (Lilith Ronner van Hooijdonk), Lorien Beijaert & Arna Mačkić (Studio L A), Maria Fernanda Duarte, Marieke Kums (Studio MAKS), Marjolein van Eig (Bureau Van Eig), Marta M Roy Torrecilla (Kartonkraft), Mechtild Stuhlmacher (Korteknie Stuhlmacher Architecten), Merve Bedir & Jason Hilgefort (Land+Civilization Compositions), Nathalie de Vries (MVRDV), Negar Sanaan Bensi & Esin Kömez Dağlıoğlu, Peter Veenstra, Eric-Jan Pleijster, Cees van der Veeken (LOLA Landscape Architects), Riek Bakker, Sara Frikech & Daphne Bakker (Fellows of Het Nieuwe Instituut), Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin, Teun van den Ende (Vers Beton), Ulf Hackauf (TU Delft), Willemijn Lofvers (Bureau Lofvers)

 

 

PROJECT TEAM

 

Local Curators

Marten Kuijpers, Marina Otero, and Michiel Raats (Het Nieuwe Instituut)

 

Exhibition Design and Mayoral Desk

Arna Mačkić & Lorien Beijarts, Studio L A

 

Graphic Design and Wallpaper

Rudy Guedj

 

Arif Kornweitz

 

Sophia Seawell, Malique Mohamud

 

 

ABOUT LETTERS TO THE MAYOR

 

Letters to the Mayor is an itinerant exhibition that displays letters written by architects to their city mayors. Initiated by Storefront for Art and Architecture in 2014, the project has traveled to more than 18 cities across the globe, including Bogotá, 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 addressed this responsibility by navigating 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 political role of the architect has often been relegated to providing answers to questions that others have asked.

 

Letters to the Mayor questions this dynamic by inviting 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, 2017. Storefront for Art and Architecture.

Letters to the Mayor: Nashville

November 30th, 2017 – February 3rd, 2018

Nashville Civic Design Center

 

#letterstothemayor     #letterstothemayornashville     #nashville     @storefrontnyc

 

Storefront, in collaboration with the Nashville Civic Design Center, 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, Daniel Alderman, Asia Allen, Ali Alsaleh, Tara Armistead, Omar Bakeer, Fabian Bedne, Edgar Bolivar, Stephen Brockman, David Brown, Shanese Brown, Johnson Bullard, Elizabeth Cashion, Laura Cavaliere, Sung Min Cho, Keith Covington, Daniel Cremin, Juliana Daily, Lee Davis, Julie DeBow-Davis, Neil Denari, Sheila Dial-Barton, Gary Everton, Leigh Fitts, Tracey Ford, Debbie Frank, Valarie Franklin, Andrea Gaffney, Hunter Gee, David Grisham, Kristen Gruhn, William Harvell, Gary Hawkins, Alan Hayes, Mona Hodge, Laura Hollier, John Houghton, Derek Howard, Brent Hunter, Jayme Jacobson, Morgan Jessilyn Brown, Katrina Johnson Norris, Richie Jones III, Anna Ruth Kimbrough, Steve Knight, David Koellein, Robert Kown, Christine Kreyling, Alex Krieger, Betsy Littrell, Tyler Loveday, Ronald Lustig, Alan Mallach, Will Marth, Linda Marzialo, Michael Marzialo, Stephanie McCullough, Ann McGauran, Will Meyer, Richard Miller, Sarah Mohr, Tara Myers, Adam Nicholson, Kelsey Oesmann, Kate O’Neil, Neil Parish, Laura Pierce Beene, David Powell,Steve Powell, Don Reynolds, William Rosenthal, Mary Roskilly, Marc Rowland, J. Wilson Sawyer, Mark Schimmenti, Maggie Scott, Karin Smith, Amy St. John, J. Cyril Stewart, Matthew Sutton, Nathan Sweitzer, Elizabeth Thompson, Melissa Hill Threatt, Mary Vavra, Justin P. Wallace, Virginia Webb, Robert White, Sam Wible, Thomas Woltz, Katie Woods, Kulapat Yantrasast, 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

 

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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 the Mayor.

 

Participants
Ignacio Abé, Felipe Assadi, Marco Avila, Alejandra Bosch and Arturo Lyon, Pablo Brugnoli, Joaquín Bustamante, Katherine Cáceres, Claudio Carrasco, Carlos Castillo Cortés, Maria José Castillo Couve, Alejandra Celedón, Corporacion Metropolitica (Marcelo Ruiz, Macarena Carroza, Gonzalo Undurraga, Ignacia Imboden, Gerardo Ureta, Alberto Texido), Macarena Cortés, Genaro Cuadros, Felipe De Ferrari and Kim Courrèges, Emilio de la Cerda, Francisco Díaz, Natalia Escudero Peña, Alberto Fernández González, Marco Garate Navarrete, Gabriela García de Cortázar, Javier Contreras Gonzalez, Sebastián Gray, Victor Gubbins, Guillermo Hevia García, Nina Hormazábal, Sandra Iturriaga, Boris Ivelic, Carolina Katz, Pablo Larraín Marshall, Loreto Lyon and Alejandro Beals, Juan Mastrantonio, Piera Medina, Pía Montealegre, Rodolfo Montt, Gabriela Medrano, Alberto Moleto, Francisca Muñoz, Rodrigo Pérez de Arce Antoncic, Marcela Pizzi, Jeannette Plaut and Marcelo Sarovic, Rayna Razmilic, Claudio Reyes, Edward Rojas, Gabriel Rudolphy, Joan Saavedra, Carolina Sepúlveda, Pedro Serrano, Liliana de Simone, Alejandro Soffia, Germán del Sol, Juan Agustín Soza, Nicolás Stutzin, Albert Tidy, Tomás Villalón Aguirre
 
 
PROJECT TEAM
 
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, Laura Miller, 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