For this event, expanding on an issue devoted to new and old forms of urbanism, Triple Canopy excavates real, unrealized, and potential spaces: a planned mega-eco-city in the desert Southwest, a grand Utahan suburb nurtured by copper-mine tailings, an aerial view of the architecture of Texas oil fields, the spiraling sprawl of Mexico City, the coincidences of megachurches and office spaces, and more. Participants include the Center for Land Use Interpretation, Joseph Clarke, Nine 11 Thesaurus, Lucy Raven, Emily Richardson, Melanie Smith, the VPL Authority (Thomas Moran & Rustam Mehta), and Zs.

Also available: Wrong Place, Right Time (2009), a digital print by José León Cerrillo in an edition of 100.

7 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Literature programs at The Kitchen are made possible with generous support from the Axe-Houghton Foundation and with public funds from The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Press release
  • Center for Land Use Interpretation
  • Joseph Clarke is an architecture critic living in Manhattan. He has taught at the University of Cincinnati and worked at the architecture firms of Eisenman Architects and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
  • Nine 11 Thesaurus
  • Lucy Raven is an artist who works with animation, installation, sound, and the live format of the illustrated lecture. Her films and installations have been shown internationally, most recently in solo exhibitions at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York; Portikus, Frankfurt; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. She is cofounder, with Victoria Brooks and Evan Calder Williams, of Thirteen Black Cats, a research and production collective. She currently lives and works in New York and teaches at Cooper Union and the School of Visual Arts.
  • Emily Richardson lives and works in London. Her films are distributed by LUX and have been shown in galleries and at festivals internationally, including Tate Britain; Cafe Gallery Projects, London; Artists Space, New York; and the Edinburgh, London, Hong Kong, Rotterdam, and New York film festivals.
  • Melanie Smith
  • Thomas Moran is a graduate of the Yale School of Architecture and a practicing architect.
  • Rustam Mehta is an architect practicing in New Haven and teaching at Wesleyan University.
  • Zs is a Brooklyn-based quartet. The band makes music that challenges the physical and mental limitations of performers and listeners alike. Zs’ most recent record, Music of the Modern White, is available now on Social Registry.