DAVIDSON, Cynthia; BASAR, Shumon
Editing vs. Curating
Date: Monday 18 October 2010
Venue: Lecture Hall
The recent rise of the cult of the curator, within both art and architecture worlds, has not been mirrored in the cachet of the editor, that most invisible of ‘silent authors’. Cynthia Davidson is editor of the journal Log – the current issue is entitled ‘Curating Architecture,’ will talk to Shumon Basar about affinities between
editing print and curating exhibitions, and the differences between reading and viewing in visual culture today.
Cynthia Davidson is an architecture editor and critic based in New York City. She is the founding editor of Log: Observations on Architecture and the Contemporary City, and editor of the Writing Architecture Series books (MIT Press). Both are projects of the Anyone Corporation, a non-profit, international
and interdisciplinary thinktank she has directed since 1991. Cynthia was also the founding editor of the architecture tabloid ANY (1993–2000).
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