Category Archives: Exhibition catalogue essay

Thinking Big: The City of Culture of Galicia as Regional Development Strategy

[Text originally commissioned in 2011 for the catalogue of an international traveling exhibition on museums of the 21st century that never materialized and for which I was never remunerated] “Our client wanted a project that is ‘in the world.’”[i] -Peter

Thinking Big: The City of Culture of Galicia as Regional Development Strategy

[Text originally commissioned in 2011 for the catalogue of an international traveling exhibition on museums of the 21st century that never materialized and for which I was never remunerated] “Our client wanted a project that is ‘in the world.’”[i] -Peter

Optimization Takes Command: Angelo Roventa’s Elastic Dwelling

[originally published in ST/A/R special issue 23 catalogue for the Vienna MAK exhibition “The Game of the Mighty: Heidulf Gerngross archistrates Franz West’s Nageltower. With Hofstetter Kurt and Angelo Roventa”] Architect Angelo Roventa operating his Elastic Dwelling prototype at the MAK,

Optimization Takes Command: Angelo Roventa’s Elastic Dwelling

[originally published in ST/A/R special issue 23 catalogue for the Vienna MAK exhibition “The Game of the Mighty: Heidulf Gerngross archistrates Franz West’s Nageltower. With Hofstetter Kurt and Angelo Roventa”] Architect Angelo Roventa operating his Elastic Dwelling prototype at the MAK,

Two Optimistic Architecture Yearbooks: a comparative analysis

[originally published in Annuel optimiste d’architecture 2008 / Optimistic Architecture Yearbook 2008, Les Éditions de la French Touch. Book can be purchased online here] One of the interesting things about architectural yearbooks is that they provide a snapshot, or to

Two Optimistic Architecture Yearbooks: a comparative analysis

[originally published in Annuel optimiste d’architecture 2008 / Optimistic Architecture Yearbook 2008, Les Éditions de la French Touch. Book can be purchased online here] One of the interesting things about architectural yearbooks is that they provide a snapshot, or to

The Virtue of Reality: “Puntos de luz”, the butterfly effect, and (web) site-specificity

[Originally published in http://www.puntosdeluz.net by Chema Alvargonzalez] The butterfly effect, first formulated by meteorologist Edward Lorenz in the 1970s, “refers to the idea that whether or not a butterfly flaps its wing in one part of the world can make

The Virtue of Reality: “Puntos de luz”, the butterfly effect, and (web) site-specificity

[Originally published in http://www.puntosdeluz.net by Chema Alvargonzalez] The butterfly effect, first formulated by meteorologist Edward Lorenz in the 1970s, “refers to the idea that whether or not a butterfly flaps its wing in one part of the world can make

From White Cube to Big Box: Three Exurban Themes in the Work of Kim Adams

[originally published in 2002 Biennale of Sydney: (the world may be) fantastic] Kim Adams, Minnow Lure “Non-places are the real measure of our time; one that could be quantified…by totaling all the air, rail and motorway routes, the mobile cabins

From White Cube to Big Box: Three Exurban Themes in the Work of Kim Adams

[originally published in 2002 Biennale of Sydney: (the world may be) fantastic] Kim Adams, Minnow Lure “Non-places are the real measure of our time; one that could be quantified…by totaling all the air, rail and motorway routes, the mobile cabins

Winnipeg: One Great Situation-Normal (1)

[Originally published in Winnipeg Art Gallery exhibition publication Sit(e)ings: Trajectories for a Future] “Incredible…one can actually order ‘a cup of coffee’ here without having to specify in greater detail the particular brewing method, the type of coffee bean, the darkness of

Winnipeg: One Great Situation-Normal (1)

[Originally published in Winnipeg Art Gallery exhibition publication Sit(e)ings: Trajectories for a Future] “Incredible…one can actually order ‘a cup of coffee’ here without having to specify in greater detail the particular brewing method, the type of coffee bean, the darkness of