On April 7, Esther will be delivering a paper on the panel "Towards an Aesthetics of Geology in the Age of Anthropocene," at the 2018 Association for Art History Conference taking place at the Courtauld Institute in London (April 5-7).
March 21 - Esther will deliver a talk about "sustainability's image problem" at Cranbrook Art Museum, as part of Cranbrook's Architecture Lecture Series.
February 06, 2018
The Winter 2018 issue of ART PAPERS features Robert Wiesenberger's thoughtfully written review of Architecture Is All Over. Read the review here.
January 27, 2018
Esther will be participating as a panelist in the Becoming Digital conference at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning on February 2-3, 2018. More information can be found here.
January 24, 2018
Architecture Is All Over will be featured in the 2018 Brno Biennial of Graphic Design (May 10 - August 28, 2018). Designed by Neil Donnelly and Ben Fehrman-Lee, the book was selected by an international jury. Read more about the event here.
The neighbourhood of Bedford–Stuyvesant in Brooklyn has the highest rate of food insecurity in New York City. To help spread the love to our fellow New Yorkers, a Le Corbuffet lunch event was organized for City Harvest, a food rescue organisation that helps to feed the hungry in New York City. Read more about the event here.
November 03, 2017
A conversation about reimagining labor, bureaucracy and the economics of practice amidst the neoliberal turn, with Amica Dall and Joseph Halligan of Assemble, and Esther Choi . 11/3 at 7pm. e-flux 311 E Broadway, New York, NY. Free and open to the public, sponsored by the Princeton-Mellon Initiative. More information can be found here.
Please join us for a talk entitled "The Nature of the Beast: Tecton and the Gorilla House at the London Zoo," at The Center for Experimental Humanities at NYU. A conversation with Professor Lytle Shaw will follow. New York University, 14 University Place (next to Deutsches Haus), New York, NY, 12:30-1:45pm. Free and open to the public. More information can be found here.
October 14, 2017
Join coeditors Esther Choi and Marrikka Trotter, along with contributors Troy Schaum and Rosalyne Shieh of Schaum/ Shieh, on 10/18 for our first event to celebrate the launch of Architecture Is All Over! This event is free, but RSVPs are required. A/D/O, 29 Norman Avenue, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY, 7-9pm. RSVP here
In August, Esther interviewed Andrea Trimarchi of Studio Formafantasma and Brent Dzekciorious of Dzek about their fascinating experiments to transform volcanic ash into an architectural material. You can read the article on this site, or online at SSENSE.
September 01, 2017
Architecture Is All Over is now available for purchase! You can find it at McNally Jackson (New York); the New Museum (New York); Spoonbill & Sugartown (Brooklyn); the Graham Foundation (Chicago); Labyrinth Books (Princeton); the AA Bookshop (London); RIBA Bookshop (London); the Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montréal); Books, People, Places (Berlin); and the list of retailers continues to grow. Alternatively, you can order it directly from Columbia University Press or Amazon.
June 24, 2017
Esther contributed an essay entitled "Second Lives" that explores biotechnology in the 20th century and the epistemology of margarine to Reaper: Sigfried Giedion and Richard Hamilton, a collection of essays edited by Carson Chan (JRP Ringier, 2017). The starting point of this publication—and its eponymous exhibition—is the conceptual encounter between English Pop artist Richard Hamilton (1922–2011) and Swiss historian and critic of architecture Sigfried Giedion (1888–1968). In the exhibition at the Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich (May 3–June 25 2017), Hamilton is represented by his early series of “Reaper works” (1949), inspired by Giedion’s seminal publication Mechanization Takes Command.