Cornell Journal of Architecture Volume 11: Fear, Ithaca Launch

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Please join AAP alumni, students, colleagues, and contributors to the launch of the 11th edition of the Cornell Journal of Architecture: Fear.

  • on March 4, 2020, at 4:30 p.m. on the Wood Floor in the L.P. Kwee Studios, Milstein Hall, and
  • on March 20, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. at AAP NYC, 26 Broadway, New York, New York 10004.  

The newly released volume features essays by several alumni, faculty, and practitioners, including an interview with Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Thom Mayne.

Anthropologists tell us that fear is an innate trait among most primate species, a principal aspect of learning-to-survive. At the same time, most of us primates seem equally adept at learning new fears, fears that are perhaps irrational, nonproductive, and frequently inflamed by manipulative parties among our own species.

An awareness of fear has been known to inspire invention, imagination, and substantial change. The essays and visual work included in the issue confront fear as we know it, laying the groundwork for a more hopeful reality — fearlessly. Oddly, despite our theme, this may prove to be the most optimistic Cornell Journal of all.

Following a brief introduction by the editor-in-chief and associate professor Val Warke, we invite a discussion of our fears and their implications for architecture, culture, and society. The launch will feature an exhibition of the Cornell Journal of Architecture, alongside a reception and book sale. Volume 11 issue is priced at $25; cash or credit payment will be accepted at the event to purchase a copy. Refreshments will be served.

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