Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Architecture against strategies?

Demolition of  the Island Block, October 2006.
Photo c. Alexei Monroe

On December 1st I'll be taking part in an event in Maribor entitled A conversation about the formation of national iconographies and their framing. This is a closing event for a complex and challenging exhibition by the artist Jasmina Cibic.  

My talk, Unacceptable Faces of Monumentalism?, is an interpretation of competing utopian and dystopian tendencies in London architecture, culture and politics. It's an experimental approach to analysing architecture, a subject I'm increasingly interested in. It's also a conceptual sequel to my Tate Modern presentation in April.

Here's a sonic cue, Shockwork by Test Dept...




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