'Manifesto Series 06: Finding Formless' Event

Courtesy of Storefront for Art and Architecture

Storefront for Art and Architecture is pleased to present Manifesto Series 06: Finding Formless curated by Julian Rose and Garrett Ricciardi on Friday, September 23rd, 2011 from 6:30 to 9pm.

Impulses toward the formless, alternately understood as struggles to escape form as a manifestation of various norms and constraints, are as old as architecture itself. But the formless is also increasingly in the air today, whether explicitly as in discussions of the “formless” quality of the city, or implicitly in talk of atmospheric buildings, randomized structures, and the dematerialization (or increased mediation) of architecture. No doubt part of its appeal lies in the fact that the formless is frequently found at the intersections between architecture and other fields, those intriguing moments when architecture unravels and can perhaps be woven into other practices, from art to ecology or engineering. Nevertheless, the formless has not yet been theorized rigorously in architecture. More information on the event after the break.

The event will consist of a live staging of manifestos by a group of 10 individuals consisting of architects, artists, landscape architects, engineers, historians, critics, theorists, and other relevant and emerging figures from both inside and outside of the field of architecture. The presentation of the manifestos will be followed by a discussion between the presenters moderated by Garrett Ricciardi and Julian Rose.

Participants to the event include: Vito Acconci, Lucia Allais, Julie Bargmann (D.I.R.T. Studio), Yve-Alain Bois, Ed Eigen, Hal Foster, Axel Kilian, MOS (Michael Meredith & Hilary Sample), and Jorge Otero-Pailos.

For more information on the event, please visit here.

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Cite: Alison Furuto. "'Manifesto Series 06: Finding Formless' Event" 18 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/170018/manifesto-series-06-finding-formless-event> ISSN 0719-8884

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