Kersten Geers, James Graham, Ashley Schafer, Jennifer Sigler, Thomas Weaver, Andrea Zanderigo: “The Periodical Literature”

With reportage and historical description, speculation and documentation, the architectural literature is not easy to define as a genre: one journal might document the latest research, while another suggests a poetic literature. Yet, since the advent of modernism, from movement to movement—and even among very different examples—the journal has been a mainstay of avant-garde practice and an index of its temperaments. If that is still the case today, what can one discern about the present moment through its journals? This event will consist of a discussion among the following editors, after brief presentations by each of them: Kersten Geers, design critic in architecture (San Rocco); James Graham (Avery Review)Ashley Schafer (Praxis); Jennifer Sigler, editor-in-chief of GSD publications (Harvard Design Magazine); Thomas Weaver (AA Files); and Andrea Zanderigo (San Rocco).

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