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Los Angeles, Flat Enough

Christian Parreno

Christian Parreno is Assistant Professor of History and Theory of Architecture at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. He holds a PhD from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Boredom, Architecture, and Spatial Experience

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book chapter

...Boredom is particularly evident in the vastness of Los Angeles. Aldous Huxley dubs it the “City of Dreadful Joy,” where Pantagruel, the scholarly and adventurous giant of François Rabelais, would have died of “fatigue and boredom.”Aldous...

Deltiology as History: Informal Communication as Praxis

Nicholas Boyarsky

Nicholas Boyarsky, PhD, AA Dipl., is an architect and teacher. He is a partner in the London based studio Boyarsky Murphy Architects. He is a Professor of Architecture at RMIT University where he is involved with practice-based research PhD programmes in Europe and Asia, and he is a fifth year Studio Lead at Oxford Brookes University. He is a founding member of the Asian-based Urban Flashes network. Current research interests include the medium of ephemera in architectural discourse, Bogdan Bogdanovic and the Partisans’ Necropolis in Mostar, and exhibitions and publications around the Alvin Boyarsky Archive. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Architecture Thinking across Boundaries : Knowledge Transfers since the 1960s

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book chapter

...Ephemera, and in particular the vintage postcard, became a predominant tool in stimulating critical discourse on architecture and urbanism, for a brief moment in the early 1970s. This chapter traces how two strands latent within ephemera –...