The Studio-X New York Guide to Liberating New Forms of Conversation
GSAPP Books and DAP, 2010
“Presented as a method and a manual for fostering conversation, the book is as much a manifesto for how schools of architecture can use publishing and event-based formats to promote themselves as it is an archive of activities that have taken place at Studio-X. These events are classified into typologies that range from the expected (book launches, exhibitions, and artists talks) to the unconventional (including group therapy, free speech zones, rapid responses, and pile-ons).... The editorial tone is energetic...stretch[ing] two years of activities into 192 pages that feel both modest and generous.”
–Journal of Architectural Education
Studio-X New York is one node of a global network that includes like-minded event/work spaces in Beijing, Mumbai and Rio de Janeiro. But that wasn't always the case. In the beginning, this lone Studio-X — unadvertised and largely invisible to the public, tucked away behind an unmarked door on the 16th floor of a nondescript office building in Lower Manhattan — needed an infrastructure, identity, audience, and a set of tools to make it work. These are the instructions.
Featuring: Moshe Adler, Bathroom Keys, Barry Bergdoll, David Cay Johnston, Chairs, Charette, Jean-Louis Cohen, Design Glut, Yevgeniy Fiks, File Cabinets, Karen Finley, Lars Fischer, Laura Flanders, Folding Wall, Michelle Fornabai, Free Speech Zone, Cristina Goberna, Group Therapy, Interboro, Mitchell Joachim, Olympia Kazi, Vitaly Komar, Reinhold Martin, Michael Mandiberg, Juergen Mayer H., Mitch McEwen, Jonas Mekas, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, Network Architecture Lab, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Daniel Perlin, Joshua Prince-Ramus, Rapid Response, Reading Group, David Reinfurt, Damon Rich, Sukhdev Sandhu, Raja Shehadeh, Mark Shepard, Simulcast, Brooke Singer, Sink, Spatial Information Design Lab, Situ Studio, Tables, Astra Taylor, Ioanna Theocharopoulou, Suzanne Tick, Track Lighting, Town Hall Meeting, Urban Landscape Lab, Warm Engine, Cathy Wilkerson, Mabel Wilson, Mimi Zeiger, and more.
Afterword by Mark Wigley.