Caught up in travel myself, but my colleague Martina Haidvogl is presenting our work on the curation and conservation of digital technology at Die Neue Sammlung: "From the 'Dumb Box' to the Museum as Interface."
CANADIAN CENTRE FOR ARCHITECTURE
Coming to the end of a wonderful week at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, beginning research for my project as the CCA's 2017-18 Emerging Curator. The project will examine architecture's simultaneous turns to the "anonymous" architectures of the indigenous Americas and toward systems and the digital in the 1960s and 70s.
MAKING ART CONCRETE
Thrilling to catch some of the first exhibitions of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, including Making Art Concrete, which I worked on while at the Getty Research Institute.
DECOLONIZING THE PLAN
Workshop at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Decolonization is not merely a historical process, but also an epistemological one; Decolonizing the Plan’s format of short, empirically-grounded case studies produces a complex, multi-layered picture of how plans in colonial, postcolonial, and settler colonial contexts shape how knowledge is produced. Rather than producing a simplifying or flattening account of decolonization, this research project broadens understanding of decolonizing processes as taking place at a number of different levels simultaneously.
In this workshop, scholars contributing to our book project, Decolonizing the Plan: Keywords for Rethinking the Histories of Planning, will present both case studies and primary source material (including archival documents, artefacts, images, field notes, and excerpts from ethnographies).
POWER PLAY: DESIGN AND THE CITY
Lecture for SFMOMA series on power and public space
Today, many urban designers are creating public spaces that are open, interactive, and engaging, such as the High Line in New York City and the new South Park renovation in San Francisco. Increasingly, play has become a strategy that designers use to prompt participation between residents, their environments, and each other. At the same time, urban landscapes in the Bay Area and beyond are being transformed by rapid development, with pressures to privatize, police, and speculate on space. Join SFMOMA for a series of talks and discussions with curators, architects, planners, and strategists that explore the role of play and the dynamics of power in illuminating the history, understanding the present, and determining the future of our sought-after public spaces.
COLLEGE ART ASSOCIATION
Speaking tomorrow at the College Art Association meeting in New York on the place of the Maya potters of Ticul in the California design imaginary.
GETTY RESEARCH JOURNAL
A recent article was just published in the Getty Research Journal, examining intermediality and cultures of scientific image making in nineteenth-century Mexican archaeology: "Monuments in Print and Photography: Inscribing the Ancient in Nineteenth-Century Mexico."
DESIGN OBSERVER QUARTERLY
Excerpt from Learning by Doing at the Farm
Design Observer Quarterly asked to reprint passages from our book, Learning by Doing at the Farm: Craft, Science, and Counterculture in Modern California, in their latest issue. Portions of the book are beautifully set and finding new proximities with a series of invited essays and design contributions on the theme of "food."
Article on land art, archaeology, and Cold War technoscience
"Monumentality as Method: Archaeology and Land Art in the Cold War" is in Representations vol. 130.
Essay on Julius Shulman in Mexico
I wrote a short piece for the Getty Iris on photographs of the Maya site of Chichen Itza taken by Californian architectural photographer Julius Shulman. You can read the piece here.
LOS ANGELES TIMES
Review of Learning by Doing at the Farm
It was a lot of fun speaking with Carolina Miranda of the LA Times about our work on Learning by Doing at the Farm. You can read her full review here.
Review of Learning by Doing at the Farm
Archinect's Amelia Taylor-Hochberg stopped by our event for Learning by Doing at the Farm at the A+D Museum. You can read her review of the book here.