The 14th Venice Architecture Biennale is now one month into its extended six-month run. Rem Koolhaas of the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) is its curator and with his appointment came two demands, a longer preparation (2 years) and exhibition run (6 months).  Koolhaas chose the title, Fundamentals, implying a return or realignment towards a… Read More

Bryan McGovern Wilson is a multi-disciplinary artist, whose interlocking long-term projects engage with questions of time, transformation, and the human/nonhuman relationship. Resonant City: Thanks for talking with us today. Your projects the Great American Python, Cumbrian Alchemy, and Atomic Priesthood share a lot of overlapping themes. You were trained as a glassblower, right? How does… Read More

Lebbeus Woods was a singular figure in architecture. He was an outsider, yet quietly influential to architectural thinking over the past three decades. He was a humanist, a deconstructionist, a utopian, a critical thinker, and often misunderstood. Lebbeus asked radical questions of architecture, questions that Architecture as a discipline was hardly capable of answering. His… Read More

Claire Fontaine, “Sell Your Debt” (2013) at Queen’s Nails Claire Fontaine (CF) is a Paris-based collective artist. They named themselves after a popular French stationary company, and began to rise in the art world in the mid-2000s. The artists behind CF are associated with the French journal Tiqqun, which published some of the more provocative… Read More

The Hirschorn Museum and Sculpture Garden was built to house the Hirschorn art collection, which was acquired by the Smithsonian in 1965. The site picked for the Hirschorn had previously held the large red brick Medical Museum which was demolished to make room for the new museum. It was designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore,… Read More

What we can Learn from Pop-Ups about the Micro and Temporary. 2011 was the year of pop-up everything: from food carts to pop-up galleries to temporary storefronts, these forms of business were more popular than ever over the past year. Couple these tendencies with the Occupy Wall Street’s highly-visible tent towns and there appears to… Read More

This is part one of a series called Mapping Histories. With twenty-four hour news cycles, events frequently forgotten or repeated, and the seemingly endless churning of information, styles, fashions, and fads—the question arises: what does history mean to us now? What is our relationship to past events in the context of ubiquitous hyper-technologies, mediation, and… Read More

Weston Teruya is a Bay Area artist working in paper constructions that explore complex spatial and social relationships. In your work you create environmental or spatial responses that seem to result from the dislocation of meaning and the rearrangement of, potentially didactic, cultural signifiers such as progress and development. These elements are reconfigured into forms… Read More

This essay is an inquiry into the concept of landscape and landscape photography in North America from the mid-nineteenth century onwards. Through the course of a brief overview of the history of photography, it is possible to see the changing cultural views of the landscape and the ways land has been depicted in photography. This… Read More