Talking Books:
Log 20: Curating Architecture



Cynthia Davidson and Kurt Forster
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
7:00 p.m.
McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince St.
1.0 CEUs

On the occasion of the publication of Log 20, Curating Architecture, editor Cynthia Davidson and contributor Kurt Forster, will discuss the curating, collecting, and display of architecture. Log 20 is a compendium of current thinking on defining, collecting, representing, and exhibiting architectural work with contributions from Barry Bergdoll, Jean-Louis Cohen, Jeffrey Kipnis, Sylvia Lavin, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Robert A.M. Stern, and Mirko Zardini, among others.

Cynthia Davidson is an architecture editor and critic based in New York City. She is the founding editor of Log: Observations on Architecture and the Contemporary City and editor of the Writing Architecture Series books (MIT Press). Both are projects of the Anyone Corporation, a non-profit, international, and interdisciplinary thinktank she has directed since 1991. Cynthia was also the founding editor of the architecture tabloid ANY (1993–2000).

Kurt Forster, who is currently teaching at the Yale School of Architecture where he is Professor Emeritus (Visiting) and Director of Doctoral Studies, has taught at Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich, Bauhaus University at Weimar and founded and directed research institutes at the Getty Research Center in Los Angeles and the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. He has organized major exhibitions on Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Carlo Scarpa, Herzog & de Meuron, and for the 2004 Venice Biennale. He is currently working on a study of “autobiographical Houses.”

This program is free and open to all. Seating first-come, first-served. Reception and booksigning to follow.

Co-sponsored by The Architectural League of New York and McNally Jackson Books.

Photo courtesy of Cynthia Davidson