‘Future Archives’ Conversation Series Volume II

The Norman Foster Foundation announces the publication of ‘Future Archives’ Conversation Series Volume II, the second instalment in the Conversation Series, an initiative from the Education + Research Unit, whose mission is to transfer advanced knowledge in a wide range of design fields.

This second volume explores the most fundamental aspects related to architectural archives and libraries around the world. The series consists of ten dialogues, hosted by Estrella de Diego, Professor at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid and Academician at the Royal Academy of Arts of San Fernando; and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Art Curator, Critic and Historian of Art and Artistic Director of the Serpentine, London.

The experts featured in these conversations are leading figures in the field of archives and specialists across architecture, art, literature and historical artefacts. Coming from distinct places and backgrounds but united by their expertise, the conversations feature Deborah Berke, Dean, School of Architecture, Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States; Beatriz Colomina, Howard Crosby Butler Professor of History of Architecture, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States; Dennis Crompton, Founding Member of Archigram and Director of Archigram Archives, London, United Kingdom; Edmund de Waal, Artist and Writer, London, United Kingdom; Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor Emeritus, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), Columbia University, New York, NY, United States; Julia Gonella, Director, Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), Doha, Qatar; Justin Gunther, Director, Fallingwater, Springfield Township, PA, United States; Phyllis Lambert, Founder,  Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Montreal, Canada; Frédéric Migayrou, Deputy Director, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre de Création Industrielle (MNAM-CCI), Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; and Andrew Perchuk, Deputy Director, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA, United States.

Available here.