Experimental Architectural Writing

10 June 2018


Venue: Mayday Rooms, 88 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1DH

Organiser: Anna Blair

Anna Blair is a writer and architectural historian. She has previously worked at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and has led workshops on creative engagement with place at School of the Alternative (North Carolina) and Sleep Center (New York).

In this workshop, we will discuss the relationship of words to buildings and ways in which writing differently can expand our relationships with architecture. We will consider ideas and projects including writing about feelings through buildings, using words to form relationships with architecture, collaborating with physical structures on writing and artistic projects and forms of resistance to capitalism; along with other forms of power that are often enshrined by buildings, through writing. We will experiment with a number of creative strategies, write together and imagine futures, for architectural writing and brought about by architecture and/or writing as a group.