The Architect as a Publisher

Part of: The City as a Workplace


Today, we hear a lot about content, whether in architecture, marketing, or media. If at its heyday, architectural discourse was produced by those who didn’t build (from Zaha to Koolhaas to Tschumi) what happens to discourse once they do?

Payam Sharifi invites you to consider the state of architectural discourse and the role of the architect as publisher via lectures and a conversation across modernity, acceleration, the end of the big book, medium-specificity, and revolt.

• Presentations by Ahmad Hamid, author of the forthcoming Hassan Fathy and Continuity in Islamic Arts and Architecture and Yuri Avvakumov, renowned Russian architect and founder of the term Paper Architecture in Russian.

• A talk by Shumon Basar, architecture critic and editor, followed by a conversation with Payam Sharifi, co-founder Slavs and Tatars.