And we're off
I am going to China tomorrow - Shanghai and Nanjing, specifically - for ten days, like some sort of architecture journalist. As I've never really experienced the 21st century, I don't feel quite prepared. Suggestions and such are very welcome indeed in the comments.
Meanwhile, some more bookery - an interview with Richard King for Caught by the River, where we got down to the real issues of the book, ie greasy spoon cafes and music; some other print things - in BD, possibly behind the paywall, on Chto Delat and the reconstructed Metropolis. In a sobering example of accidental architecture blog hivemind, Charles Holland has discussed very similar matters in an excellent blog post.
And not even available behind a paywall, I can also currently be found in the current issue of Frieze, mounting a kinda-sorta defence of Santiago Calatrava, being interviewed in the excellent Croatian journal Frakcija, in an issue which is, quite magnificently, mostly devoted to Orson Welles' Zagreb-shot The Trial; and reviewing Rediscovered Utopias - Saving London's Suburbs in the new issue of Icon, which makes interesting bedfellows with Will Wiles' review of Dressing for Pleasure; from which the image above comes.