Sam Jacob is a founding director of London-based architecture firm FAT. He has a strong commitment to architecture as a cultural act addressing social and political concerns. This is manifested through built projects and through wider set of activities including fine art, writing, and criticism. He has taught at universities in Europe and is currently a Unit Master at the AA, London, and professor of architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has been a visiting lecturer at many institutions in Europe and the United States. Jacob is a frequent contributor to public architectural debate through exhibitions, lectures, and symposia. He writes at strangeharvest.com, is a design critic for Art Review, a contributing editor for Icon, and he writes for many other books, magazines, and journals.
The summer benefit architecture drawing auction includes work newly commissioned by Storefront for Art & Architecture for the Aesthetic/Anasthetic exhibition on display until July 28, 2012. Each drawing depicts the Storefront Gallery space at 97 Kenmare, from the perspectives of a diverse group of emerging and established architects worldwide. The drawings reveal a different aspect of the space and are representative of the generative properties of the architect's drawing. All proceeds will support Storefront's exhibitions and programs.
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