Professor David Brown is co-editor of the recently released essay series “In Common,” a collaboration between e-flux Architecture, the Chicago Architecture Biennial, UIC College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts, and the Bordeaux-based architecture center arc en rêve.
The project is an extension of Common, Community Driven Architecture, an exhibition at arc en rêve on view in the summer of 2022. Common drew on The Available City, the 2021 Chicago Architecture Biennale that Brown directed, as well as co-curator Christophe Hutin’s contribution to the Venice Architecture Biennale.
From Brown’s Editorial:
Cities are battlegrounds. As real estate incessantly projects its delusions of grandeur on top of the lived realities of urban environments, people continue to inhabit, to grow, to build.
Contributors and essays include: David Brown, arc en rêve, and e-flux Architecture, “Editorial,” Ivonne Santoyo-Orozco, “Future Commoners,” Jesko Fezer, “(Un)Social Community,” Dele Adeyemo, “The Black Infrastructural Life of Sedimentary Circulations,” Anna Nnenna Abengowe, “The Flaneuse and The Fugitive Brief,” Meriem Chabani, “Hidden Mosques, Quiet Atrophy,” Elisa Iturbe and Stanley Cho, “Transgressing Immutable Lines,” Huda Tayob, “Precarious Homes,” Mawena Yehouessi, “Collective Common Crew,” and Ethel Baraona Pohl, “A support structure made of timber, care, and affect.”
For more information about the essays visit the “In Common” site.
Image Caption: Enlace Arquitectura, “Museo Movil, Cruz de Mayo,” La Palomera, Baruta, Caracas, Venezuela, detail, 2019. Photo © Enlace Fundación