PLOT Volume 2
The Graduate Landscape Architecture Program of the Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York, is launching Volume 2 of its student-edited journal, PLOT. Featuring submissions by students, faculty, and friends of the Landscape Architecture program, Volume 2 explores the theme of PATCHWORK, developed by the second year MLA student editorial board in collaboration with faculty advisor Catherine Seavitt Nordenson and designer Isaac Gertman. Contributions to this issue explore ad-hoc and innovative assemblages, commensal species, and incongruous urban wilds. Come celebrate PLOT’s new issue and raise a toast to the 2013 graduating class of Master of Landscape Architecture students.
LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design
Mimi Zeiger, Neil Donnelly, John Southern, Hitha Prabhakar
After an absence from print for over a decade, the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design announces the relaunch of the LA Forum Newsletter. The premiere issue features architect Frank Escher on the clinical restoration of the Eames house and The Retronaut’s Simon Reynolds on past futures, as well as an interview with Radio Iris author Anne-Marie Kinney and a centerfold by James Michael Tate. In celebration of the return to pulp and ink, the LA Forum will be in New York City at Van Alen Books for a panel discussion between editor Mimi Zeiger, architect John Southern, and graphic designer Neil Donnelly. A live interview with Hitha Prabhakar, author of Black Market Billions, follows the panel and will be published in the Fall 2013 Newsletter.