Two of the more challenging texts, at least for the profession of architecture, to appear in the last year will be presented and debated at the AIA New York’s Center on February 4.
The Architect as Worker by Peggy Deamer and The Politics of Parametricism edited by Manuel Shvartzberg both challenge and confront contemporary assumptions about practice and cultural production. Deamer and Shvartzberg will be on hand to discuss the texts with Reinhold Martin.
Deamer, for her part, takes on issues central to architectural labor and the acceptance of seductive images of digital production. Shvartzberg’s book debates issues beyond—or hidden from—the seductive images of parametricism. No word if Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher will be in attendance.
The event takes place from 6:00–8:00p.m. on Thursday, February 4 at The Center for Architecture