News for March 2014

Lisa Robertson | Occasional Work and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

25 Portland poets read from Lisa Robertson’s Occasional Work and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture

Poet and essayist Lisa Robertson has maintained the Office for Soft Architecture since 1996 as an apparatus for lyrical research focused primarily on Vancouver, B.C., with some excursions to other places. The Office constructs propositions and documents for the advancement of a natural history of civic surface.

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Posted: March 19th, 2014
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Coleman Stevenson & Nora Wendl | Paper Houses

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Monday, February 24, 2014

There is a tense space between reality and fabrication: the process of constructing alternate, speculative worlds. It is in this liminal space that Coleman Stevenson and Nora Wendl have constructed the Center for Fictive Architecture, a framework for their individual and collaborative projects, a dwelling for processes of articulating, formulating, and experimenting with the vastness of the imagination. The combination of intimacy and domesticity in Coleman’s work with the materiality and corporeality in Nora’s work cohere to construct and question how architecture can transcend the sheer act of building.

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Posted: March 4th, 2014
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