The academic year just wouldn't be over without one last dose of critical essays on architecture. This month, in issue 24 of the Avery Review, Karen Abrams attempts to dislodge “placemaking” from architectural vocabularies; Galen Pardee reports on Myanmar’s new capital; and Camila Reyes Alé weighs the possibility of a dissident practice in architecture.
As we break for our summer hiatus, we’d like to encourage all our readers to keep an eye out for buildings, books, landscapes, histories, and ideas that demand critical and rigorous consideration. We always welcome submissions, along with general queries and correspondence, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A stack of new books has just arrived at CBAC!
Add Architecture is All Over edited by Esther Choi and Marrikka Trotter, Wright's Writings: Reflections on Politics and Culture 1994–1959 with essays by Kenneth Frampton, Trace Elements by Aranda\Lasch and Blue Dunes: Climate Change by design edited by Jesse Keenan and Claire Weisz to your summer reading list!