Wednesday, March 24, 7pm
W.M. Keck Lecture Hall
Intro by Peter Zellner
Michael Kubo traces the influence of architectural publishing as an operative device, through an examination of books produced by architects and critics in the past century. In this history, publishing reveals itself as an alternative form of practice, parallel to and frequently more agile than other forms of production more typically understood as architectural.
Kubo is a writer and editor currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture at MIT. His research focuses on topics such as history of publishing as a strategic form of architectural practice and the Cold War architecture of the RAND Corporation. He is the co-author of The Function of Ornament; other recent editorial projects include Kazys Varnelis's The Infrastructural City: Networked Ecologies in Los Angeles and Sanford Kwinter's Far From Equilibrium.