a writing and architecture workshop

The movies

This a rather belated and final workshop-related post. As part of the Writing is Building workshop, three films were made by participants. Each chose to deal with the theme of … Continue reading

October 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

The workshop

The writingisbuilding workshop took place from the 16th-29th July as part of EASA 2012 (European Architecture Students Assembly). This year all EASA workshops were organised  under the theme of Wastelands. During … Continue reading

August 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Species of Spaces

The subject of this book is not the void exactly, but rather what there is round about or inside it. To start with, then, there isn’t very much: nothingness, the … Continue reading

July 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

From Work to Text

  Chris is a character invented by writer Todd Lamb as the fictional poster of a series of strange and light-hearted notes occasionally added to the streets of New York. … Continue reading

July 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Los Angeles Plays Itself

  Los Angeles Plays Itself is a movie about movies about a city. Thom Andersen puts together a film critiquing and revealing the way in which his home town of Los … Continue reading

July 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Invisible Cities

It would be impossible to propose a workshop on writing and architecture without including Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities. In this book, Marco Polo relates tales of cities he has visited during … Continue reading

July 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Words and Buildings

In Words and Buildings, Adrian Forty argues that the absolutism of drawing as the architect’s sole medium of communication is an illusion. Drawing is not a representation of building but an autonomous … Continue reading

June 30, 2012 · Leave a comment