Still. The East End Photographs

Conversation and book signing

04/08/2016, 6:00 pm

The Parrish Art Museum ("PAM")
279 Montauk Highway
Water Mill
New York 11976

Still collects photographer Philippe Cheng's images of Long Island, New York, where he lives and works. Seeking to evoke a mood rather than capture the minute visual details of the landscape, Cheng shifts the focus plane within his camera to create scenes that are deliberately blurred. Poetic, personal interpretations of a landscape that has inspired many artists, Cheng's photographs are dominated by intense color and a gentle abstraction. The horizon, the sea, the sand and the beach grass of Long Island all make their appearances, but in abstracted, hazy, dreamlike forms, inviting the viewer to share Cheng's personal connection with the landscape. Still includes contributions by Terrie Sultan, Director of the Parrish Art Museum; curator Elisabeth Biondi; landscape designer Edwina von Gal; and textile designer Jack Larsen.

03/17/2016 – 06/12/2016

Pinakothek der Moderne
Barer Strasse 40
80333 Munich

The slogan “the needs of the people instead of the need for luxury” epitomized the thinking of Hannes Meyer who, as the second director of the Bauhaus, advocated design that responded primarily to the requirements of society. The Swiss architect’s life and work form the focus of an exhibition conceived by the Bauhaus Dessau and held at the Architekturmuseum TUM. Under Meyer’s stewardship, all aspects of the Bauhaus Dessau – design and development, manufacture in the workshop, architecture – were guided by what was known as the co-op principle: a collaborative creative process that sought solutions for the common good. 
The concept quickly attracted an international following and was subsequently adopted by a wide variety of proponents – indeed, its influence continues to be felt today in housing associations, building cooperatives, and sharing communities. In the face of social upheaval and a housing market that is often more focused upon financial imperatives than providing homes, various community building projects have sprung up throughout Europe that cater to individual requirements and are run according to the wishes of its members. The second part of the exhibition takes a broader look at the theme of collective design, with a presentation of twelve contemporary cooperative building projects.

03/12/2016 – 07/10/2016

Tchoban Foundation
Museum for Architectural Drawing Berlin
Christinenstrasse 18 a
10119 Berlin

The wonderful graphic collection of Vienna’s renowned museum, the Albertina, ranks as one of the most important worldwide. It covers more than 50,000 hand drawn drawings and 900,000 printed graphics ranging from the late gothic period to the contemporary, including works by Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raffael, Albrecht Dürer, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt, Manet and Picasso. 

The Albertina’s architectural collection is no less important, including more than 35,000 works by acclaimed architects from the 16th century up to the present day. The exhibition at the Museum for Architectural Drawing offers an insight into this magnificent collection through a broad spectrum of hand drawn architecture: sketches, drafts, vedute and projects of renowned artists such as Antonio Pisanello, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Francesco Borromini, Hubert Robert, Adolf Loos, Egon Schiele, Frank Lloyd Wright, Hans Hollein and Zaha Hadid.

Tchoban Foundation Museum for Architectural Drawing

02/23/2016, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

COST Association
Avenue Louise 149
1050 Brussels

In the last 4 years the COST Action has elaborated a European approach on the phenomenon of Urban Agriculture. The main findings and important policy recommendations are now published in the book Urban Agriculture Europe.

You are kindly invited to participate the Actions's final event. The book will be presented in detail with particular regard to European policies: How can Urban Agriculture support the Europe 2020 strategy? Which policies - from the CAP to Research and Innovation policies, from Environmental to Social and Territorial policies - can benefit from Urban Agriculture? How can these policies help to unfold the potentials of Urban Agriculture?

Beside presentations you are invited to take part in a World Cafe to jointly explore the potentials of Urban Agriculture for the different policies of the European Community.

The meeting is co-organized by the University of Gent and by ILVO (Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research).

For a detailed program please see:

The meeting is especially dedicated to stakeholders acting on the European policy level and representatives of the European Commission. 

Please indicate your intention to participate by mailing to until 31/01/2016

02/23/2016 – 03/06/2016

Prilaz Gjure Deželića 61
10 000 Zagreb, Hrvatska

The exhibition will show original drawings, black-and-white photographs and contemporary color photographs by Wolfgang Thaler. There will also be an accompanying talk with authors of the book Dobrović in Dubrovnik – A Venture in Modern Architecture - Ljiljana Blagojević (Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade), Krunoslav Ivanišin (Faculty od Architecture in Zagreb) and Wolfgang Thaler, that will be moderated by Dubravko Bačić.

As part of the exhibition programme, on 3 March 2016 at 7 p.m. Krunoslav Ivanišin will deliver a lecture on the work of Nikola Dobrović in Dubrovnik.

02/10/2016 – 02/20/2016

Galerie NMariño
8 rue des Coutures Saint Gervais
75003 Paris

In her work Annett Zinsmeister concentrates on the intersections between art and architecture, combining theoretical research with art. She creates grand installations—conceptual spaces—and works with various media such as photographies, drawings, films, and texts. Because of their immersive qualities her works have a special impact on the spectator, illuminating human perception and demystifying everyday habits. Zinsmeister poses questions about communication, social interactions and transformations of the urban space. One of her fundamental principles and a recurring element in her œuvre is the utilization and creation of modular systems and structures.

Her installation Virtual Interior MoMA white is currently also on display at MoMA NYC in the exhibition „Endless House. Intersections of Art and Architecture“.

01/21/2016 – 02/22/2016

Architektur Galerie Berlin, Karl-Marx-Allee 96, 10243 Berlin

On Chikei
Norihiko Dan / at Architektur Galelie Berlin, 19th of January 2016

The earth is made up of the sphere as it's main body and it's epidermis that is Chikei. The aspect to see the earth as a globe tends to provide us a particular vision of earth as a planet controlled by a single logic of dynamics similar to the early atomic physics.This leads to such global aspects as a topic of CO2 reduction plan, emphasis on the role of UN, and sygnificance to establish global standards for anti-terrorism and for stabilization of world economy. On the other hand, Chikei is the cradle for the diversity sometimes as an opposition as well as it's compensation to the globalism.
It is amazing that all kinds of various climate and environmental diversity are created in only a quarter of a Marathon course in height, that is 10km, from the top of Everest to the deepest bottom of the sea.
Chikei is composed of seas, mountains, deserts, wet lands existing unevenly and it becomes a body to give birth to multiple lives and diverse cultures of the universe. Chikei is an interface between lives and a sphere. Fingerprints of the earth is an analogy of Chikei which becomes a symbol of the diversity as an icon with no particular form.

A series of 4 artworks is made as my hommage to Chikei, seeking for it's various expressions, made of only paper and water. I believe that Chikei is formed by several powers such as water, wind,wave and sunlight in a volcanic activities or in a muddy current of the earth, with nobody's intentions. I think that it just came on earth.
I used water for the artworks because even after it has gone, it leaves profound expressions of it's engagement to the material.
In the process of these inprovisation, I challenged to have a dialogue to Chikei through such experiances and engagements which I took to the terrain transformed by an unpredictable force of others.

The opening of the exhibition will take place on January 21, 2016, 7:00 pm
Welcome: Ulrich Müller
Introduction:  Felix Claus


12/10/2015 – 01/28/2016

AIT – ArchitekturSalon
Bei den Mühren 70
20457 Hamburg

Exhibition opening: 10 December 2015 | 7:30 pm

With an introduction in the exhibition by the curators Klaus Dömer, Prof. Hans Drexler, and Prof. Joachim Schultz-Granberg

The exhibition is based on the publication Affordable Living - Housing for everyone. Using exemplary projects from international architects such as Gaupenraub +/-, Lacaton & Vassal or Urbanus, it shows the problems, potentials, and dependencies that different approaches bring with them and how these impact our reality of living.

The book will be available for sale during the opening hours of AIT – ArchitekturSalon.

Registration form AIT Hamburg

11/04/2015 – 11/30/2015

Architekturzentrum Wien,
Museumsplatz 1,
MuseumsQuartier HALLE F3,
1070 Vienna

For decades Croatia has been the holiday paradise on the Adriatic coast unabated. So the tourist industry represents the key economic sector in the country. It is built on an infrastructure that was developed during the Socialist drive to modernise in the 1960s and '70s, an era when priority was given to spatial planning and explicit modernity in architecture and art were part of the nation's corporate design.

The exhibition provides a genealogy of large-scale vacation architecture on the Adriatic coast, including the physical and economic tranformations undergone by these complexes since the collapse of Yugoslavia. The projects concerned are of a remarkably high quality, although today they have become melancholy ruins, been modestly renovated, or entirely and innovatively redeveloped.

The book: Holidays After The Fall - Seaside Architecture and Urbanism in Bulgaria and Croatia edited by Michael Zinganel.

10/29/2015, 7:00 pm

The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS

Cairo: the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa. Its downtown core, the brainchild of Khedive Ismail, is a unique, living treasure house of nineteenth and twentieth century residential and commercial architecture. Dr Vittoria Capresi and Barbara Pampe, editors of Discovering Downtown Cairo: Architecture and Stories, have assembled an amazing book which introduces us to 38 historic buildings in Downtown Cairo. Until recently, Greeks were to be found in almost every village, town and city in Egypt. Like the other minority communities, they were most numerous in the large urban centres. In the mid-twentieth century, the Greek community of Cairo numbered in the tens of thousands. Most Cairene Greeks lived downtown, close to their shops, offices, restaurants, schools, churches and clubs. Some Greek-Egyptians still live and work there today, as Discovering Downtown Cairo makes clear.


Greeks and Others in Downtown Cairo from Khedive Ismail to the Arab Spring 

Dr George Vassiadis, Lecturer in Modern Greek History, Royal Holloway, University of London 

The Making of “Discovering Downtown Cairo: Architecture …and Stories” 

Dr Vittoria Capresi, Berlin, and Barbara Pampe, Bonn, baladilab 

“A Piece of Europe”? Reflections on Khedival Cairo after the Opening of the New Suez Canal 

Dr Alexander Kazamias, Senior Lecturer in Politics, Coventry University 


Refreshments will be served. This event is free of charge, but places are limited. 

Please reserve your seat by sending an email to by Monday, 26 October 2015.