For its first exhibition of works by Sebastian Brajkovic in New York, Carpenters Workshop Gallery will present ‘LATHE’, a culmination of work from the Dutch artist. Brajkovic’s designs re-interpret 18th century furniture archetypes, transmuted through expressive and surreal forms, while integrating traditional techniques of master craftsmanship with new methods of technology.
The V&A celebrates the life and legacy of the 20th century’s greatest engineer, Ove Arup (1895-1988), with the first ever retrospective on the philosopher-engineer. Through his pioneering philosophy of Total Design, which for him meant to ‘join all the professions right from the start’, Ove Arup redefined the way architects, designers and engineers work together.
Manifesta, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, is a migratory biennial which aims to reflect critically on Europe‘s changing cultural DNA. The eleventh edition of Manifesta, located in Zurich and titled What People Do for Money: Some Joint Ventures, has been curated by German artist Christian Jankowski.
Making & Unmaking, curated by Duro Olowu (b. 1965, Lagos), is the latest in our series of artist-selected shows. Duro Olowu is a celebrated fashion designer whose bold innovations with pattern, colour and shape reveal his early influences living between Nigeria and Europe, and his ongoing fascination with the world.
This book looks at the idea of horror and its analogues in architecture. In these, normal compositions become strange: extra limbs appear, holes open where they should not, individual objects are doubled or split or perversely occupied. Horrifying buildings re-imagine the possibilities of architectural language, shifting from “natural” norms to other, more rarified and exciting options.
In this special live episode of The Urbanist, Monocle editor Andrew Tuck hands over the floor to city-planners and urban leaders to discuss how to build a better London. Featuring Peter York, consultant and author, Sharon Ament, the director of the Museum of London, Peter Wynne Rees, professor of places and city planning at UCL and Christopher Choa, vice-president at Aecom.
Pablo Bronstein is interested in the links between classical architecture and contemporary urbanism, between settings and decors, between art and dance.
Through drawing, sculpture, video and performance, he looks at the historical otherness in order to unveil the links between power, fascination and classical art.
The Serpentine opens it expanded Architecture Programme for 2016 later this week: the 16th annual Pavilion designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) (Copenhagen/New York) and four newly commissioned Summer Houses by Kunlé Adeyemi – NLÉ (Amsterdam/Lagos), Barkow Leibinger (Berlin/New York), Yona Friedman (Paris) and Asif Khan (London).
Mono.kultur is an independent interview magazine from Berlin. Each issue interviews just one person, from various fields of culture. Every issue is carefully edited and produced slightly differently in keeping with the artist of choice.
The Aram Gallery is pleased to present Craft + Manufacture, an exhibition of industrial design by Foster + Partners. The gallery space will host an array of furniture, fittings, products and lighting developed over the years by the practice, illustrating its integrated approach to design across many diverse projects.
“Solanas suggests that civil disobedience is more or less the most useless thing you can do. It's the classic radical or ‘extremist’ argument that suggests that a reformist approach to a system is the worst to take because it upholds it. I think that's something that's disappeared from a lot of radical writing — that refusal to collaborate with a system that you find abhorrent.” — Juliet Jacques
The Romanian Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition — La Biennale di Venezia showcases “Selfie Automaton”, an exhibition by Tiberiu Bucșa, Gál Orsolya, Stathis Markopoulos, Adrian Aramă, Oana Matei, Andrei Durloi. The exhibition consists of 7 mechanical automata, featuring 42 built in marionetes — 37 human and 5 creatures.