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Jesse Reiser + Nakako Umemoto

Projects and Their Consequences

Series: Book Launch
Date: Thursday 23 May 2019
Time: 18:30
Venue: AA Bookshop
Running time: 0 mins

Autobiographical, technical, prophetic, and meditative, Reiser + Umemoto’s Projects and Their Consequences is a genre‐blending monograph presenting thirty years of work by their firm, RUR Architecture. The book balances incisive interviews and essays with more than four hundred strikingly original drawings, collages, and paintings. Multiple, overlapping perspectives describe projects that vary widely in scope and approach: large‐scale studies of infrastructure for the East River corridor and Hudson Yards areas in Manhattan and the Alishan Railway in Taiwan as well as schemes for cultural institutions, including the New Museum, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, and University of Applied Arts Vienna. Also documented are carefully conceived small‐scale projects, such as an imaginative water garden and the Sagaponack House, and thought‐provoking “textual projects”—narrative works that blur the boundaries of art and architecture, such as a meditation on language in the context of the Globe Theater.


Projects and Their Consequences offers a unique view of the intersections of the visionary, the speculative, and the practical work of architecture and its relationship to multiple disciplines. Join us for a drinks reception with the author to celebrate the launch of this great new book.


The book launch will be accompanied by a 30 minute presentation and discussion between Jesse and Nakako and Tina di Carlo, editor at Drawing Matter and formerly a curator in the Department of Architecture & Design at MoMA.



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