Towards a Theory of Misbehavior,
A Book Launch and Manifesto Series Event on the occasion of the release of
The Sniper's Log by Alejandro Zaera Polo, published by Actar
New York, NY. Storefront for Art and Architecture will present "Towards a Theory of Misbehavior," a Manifesto Series event showcasing different generational approaches towards architecture theory on the occasion of the relase of The Sniper's Log: Architectural Chronicles of Generation X by Alejandro Zaera Polo at the Storefront Gallery.
The event will include a live staging of manifestos that will present different hypothesis and methodologies towards architectural acts of disobedience. The presentations will be followed by a discussion between the presenters moderated by Stan Allen.
Storefront's ongoing Manifesto Series is part of an effort to encourage the formulation of positions in relation to selected topics and instigate spirited discussion and exchange in a dynamic and polemical context. The format therefore differs from that of a typical symposium. Rather than a synthetic lecture, participants are invited to present a concise, point-by-point manifesto, with the hope that the ideas exposed will provide a ground for discussion to test and discuss different hypotheses in real time. This the 8th event in the Manifesto Series.
Presenters include (in order of appearance):
Kenneth Frampton, Peter Eisenman, Benard Tschumi, Cynthia Davidson, Jeff Kipnis, Stan Allen, Sylvia Lavin, Stanford Kwinter, Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Michael Meredith, Anna Pla Català, Bjarke Ingels, Eva Franch i Gilabert
Friday 27 April, from 7 to 9 pm
Storefront for Art and Architecture
About the bookThe Sniper's Log. Architectural Chronicles of Generation X.
by Alejandro Zaera-Polo
This compilation of texts written since 1986 reveals a parallel activity to Alejandro Zaera-Polo's professional life. The book is like a sniper's log, a register of events for the purpose of accumulating experience, be it academic or professional, trying to identify tendencies and to assess performances, rather than to establish truth. Written for different media and formats (professional magazines, speaking engagements, academic presentations…), the texts and thread together as part of a biographical experience determined by temporal and geographical factors. A graphic texture of more than 500 images captures the temporal framework of these writings and provides a background to trigger associations.
Publisher: Actar and Princeton University School of Architecture