Justin McGuirk: Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture
Monday, October 6, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
On Monday, October 6, writer and curator Justin McGuirk will discuss his new Graham-funded book, Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture. In this newly published titled from Verso Books, McGuirk examines social and activist architecture in cities across Latin America.
Edwin Heathcote writes in the Financial Times: "In his fine and timely book Radical Cities, [McGuirk] takes a road trip to seek out not only the problems caused by rapid growth but also the most radical and influential ideas to have emerged in response over the past couple of decades...an intriguing picture of an activist urbanism and architecture that has made a real difference."
Copies of Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture will be available for purchase at the Graham Foundation Bookshop.
Justin McGuirk is a writer, critic, and curator based in London. He is the director of Strelka Press, the publishing arm of the Strelka Institute in Moscow. He has been the design critic of The Guardian, the editor ofIcon magazine, and the design consultant to Domus. In 2012 he was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture for an exhibition he curated with Urban Think Tank.
Image: Anonymous, a view of the squatted Torre Confinanzas, Caracas, Venezuela. Photo: Justin McGuirk.
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Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.