second city

second city

Just received by e-mail, news of a new lecture series here in Birmingham: Sadly, I can’t do Tuesday evenings. Who’s going to go on my behalf and blog about it?

For the last few months I’ve been working on a project to refurbish 6 terrace properties in Newcastle-Under-Lyme. We won the project after a competitive bid last summer and today sees the launch of the public web site charting the progress of the work. As you might expect, I’ll be recording the project on the […]

theory about practice

Rod, knowing I’ve finally started reading Thousand Plateaus, flicks his wrist and points me towards the sweetest spot of the latest BLDGBLOG interview with Mark Wigley. It’s too good not to repeat at length here: BLDGBLOG: There also seems to be a huge reliance today on extra-architectural theory, like Gilles Deleuze. But if students […]

formal autonomy

A worthy addition to your RSS list: Carefully crafted thoughts formalized by the act of writing for an audience. Exactly the justification for blogging that I was explaining to my students last week. A quote from the latest entry: The forms of the Industriosphere have not pulled themselves into being, they have been put […] linklog

Fabjectory Have your electronic characters made into incredibly detailed, full color, real-life statuettes. (via (tags: 3d sculpture make) linklog

To Helvetica and Back – FontShop News ‘…But Helv isn’t always the right sans for the job. This week on the FontFeed we offer 13 alternatives to Helvetica…’ (via Dan Hill) (tags: design fonts typography)

passing comment

Two recent comments worth bringing to the front page: First, a couple of links to recent articles. Hello, I’m writing to point out to you two articles from the February issue of Artforum now online. One offers Yale art historian Sean Keller’s take on the renovations of Mies’s Crown Hall at IIT and Louis […] linklog

A map of things kind of related to comics ‘We were debating whether it was totalising or not and so to demonstrate an alternative scheme, we used comics at the centre of a Greimas semantic rectangle.’ – Schulze and Webb blazing an intellectual/playful trail so bright it hurts my eyes. Beautiful. (tags: comics diagram semantics […] linklog

Cambridge Journals Online – arq: Architectural Research Quarterly ‘…arq acts as an international forum for practitioners and academics by publishing cutting-edge work covering all aspects of architectural endeavour…’ (logged because I just noticed the RSS feed for article titles) (tags: architecture magazine pdf rss journal)