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architectureattheedgeofeverythingWith co-editor Marrikka Trotter and contributor
K. Michael Hays
Tuesday April 17, 7pm
Cambridge Public Library, Main Branch Lecture Hall
449 Broadway, Cambridge MA

Free and open to the public.

Architecture at the Edge of Everything Else is the first in a series of books that aim to start fresh, multivalent conversations about architecture and its expanded field. Intended for individuals interested in design, culture, and the environment, AEEE seeks to locate architecture in the cultural, socio-economic, and political landscape it actually occupies. Examining key debates and practices in architecture as it comes into contact with surrounding forces, the book literally considers architecture’s precarious position at the edge – at the edge of its own dilemmas and the edge of “everything else.” Each contribution in AEEE is a speculative proposal for thinking and acting architecture differently. These pieces are interwoven with provocative conversations between an emerging thinker and an established voice.

For this OneBook with K. Michael Hays, the Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, we will focus on the conversation that he and Co-Editor Marrikka Trotter did together for the book, entitled "Reenchanting Architecture," which is about the prospects for projecting architecture into the world as an agent of change. We will also talk about the possibilities for public discourse in the form of publications and how these have changed or endured since Hays founded the seminal project, Assemblage, which is a clear precedent and source of inspiration for AEEE and its younger sibling-to-be, Architecture is All Over (forthcoming Spring 2013).

Please join us for this long-awaited, first public conversation on Architecture at the Edge of Everything Else since the book’s publication. Click here to download a pdf of "Reenchanting Architecture".

Presented in collaboration with the Cambridge Arts Council and hosted in the award winning building of the Cambridge Public Library.