The First International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, was meant to celebrate Post-Modernism – ‘the end of prohibitionism’ for Paolo Portoghesi, or the ‘triumph of communication’ for Charles Jencks.
Léa-Catherine Szacka, 1980 in Parallax: When Post-Modernisms Met in Venice, 2023
Watch the symposium that opened our first off-site exhibition Chronograms of Architecture organised in collaboration with e-flux Architecture and the Architectural Association at the AA Gallery in London.
To be in New York City in 1980 was to watch one order fall apart, literally in the neglected buildings and streets of the city, while new orders emerged.
Aaron Betsky, ‘1980 in Parallax: On the Queerness of the AT&T Building‘, 2023
Łukasz Stanek, ‘1980 in Parallax: Zbigniew Dmochowski in Nigeria‘, 2023
Some time in 1969, the 30-year-old critic and historian Charles Jencks made a blobby diagram that would become as iconic as any drawing of a building or city by an architect.
Mark Wigley, The Drawing that Ate Architecture, 2023
Interview with Madelon Vriesendorp: ‘Cosmic Housework‘, 2023
In January 1980, China Academy of Building Research member Yang Yun introduced Chinese readers of Architectural Journal to the term ‘Post-Modernism’
Cole Roskam, '1980 in Parallax: From Post-Modernism to Post-Modernisation in China', 2023
Clare Carolin ‘1980 in Parallax: The Strada Novissima and its Double‘, 2023
Owen Hatherley, ‘1980 in Parallax: Japan at Number One, Ryuichi Sakamoto’s “Riot in Lagos”’, 2023
...Post-Modernism became widely interpreted as a style of Pinochet’s time.
Lidia Klein, '1980 in Parallax: Plaza de la Constitución, Post-Modernism, History and Propaganda in Pinochet’s Chile', 2023
Lev Bratishenko, '21 games you can play with a cosmic house', 2023
1980 was a turning point in the history of state socialism in eastern Europe.
David Crowley, ‘1980 in Parallax: Architects and Acts of Solidarity’, 2023
Stylianos Giamarelos, ‘1980 in Parallax: Provincialising Post-Modern Architecture’, 2023
In our chronogram, we speak of how past and present meet for a posthumous dance.
Interview with Raqs Media Collective on ‘1980 in Parallax’, 2023
Raqs Media Collective, ‘1980 in Parallax’, April 2023 – December 2023
Bryony Roberts and Abriannah Aiken, Feminist Spatial Practices, Part 1, 2023
Charles L. Davis II and Curry Hackett, Visualising the Racial Epistemologies of the Architectural Canon, 2023
WAI Architecture Think Tank, Nathalie Frankowski and Cruz Garcia ‘Notes on (Post-)Modernist Abstractions and (Post-)colonial Resolutions‘, 2023
Urtzi Grau and Francesca Hughes, Cul-de-sac, 2023
Mario Carpo, A short but believable history of the digital turn in architecture, 2023
‘isms and ‘wasms: Chronograms of Architecture, Editorial by Eszter Steierhoffer, Lily Jencks and e-flux Architecture
MOULD, Architecture is Climate, 2023
Pier Vittorio Aureli and Marson Korbi, Base and Superstructure: A Vulgar Survey of Western Architecture, 2023
The Jencks Foundation and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) are pleased to announce the 2022 recipient of the RIBA Charles Jencks Award is Forensic Architecture
22 February 2023, 7pm - 2022 RIBA Charles Jencks Award Lecture with Forensic Architecture (Cancelled)
‘how to pass through a door’: an interview with Marysia Lewandowska
What is the role of Writing in Architecture and what can it do for Architectural Culture? Can Writing become the medium for Architecture?
Architecture Writing Prize 2022 Winners Announced
Ilinca Cantacuzino, Moonwell and other commissions for The Cosmic House
Rem Koolhaas, Designs for Spring Room
Lev Bratishenko, What can you do with a Cosmic House?
What is the purpose of the Garden? To refresh the heart. How? Through sense and imagination; engage emotions and mind.
Marysia Lewandowska, Voicing the Archive
Celia Scott, Hephaestus in The Cosmic House: Program and Process
Ian Hamilton Finlay with Ian Gardner, The Jencks Suite
‘Now that Post-Modern architecture has triumphed around the world, many people have declared it dead. This, the fate of all successful movements, is something to be celebrated.’
Charles Jencks, Death for Rebirth, 1990
Terry Farrell, Rear Facade of The Cosmic House
Madelon Vriesendorp, Illustration for Charles Jencks’ Crawick Multiverse
Terry Farrell, Axonometric Drawing of The Cosmic House
Charles Jencks, Post-Modernism: The True Inheritor of Modernism?
‘Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?’
Charles Jencks: The Architect in the Jumping Universe, by Lily Jencks
Owen Hopkins, What is/was Post-Modern
Post-Modernism was a cognitive-affective challenge and opportunity, at once a new way of thinking and new way of being.
Steven Connor, 'What is/was Post-Modern: Irony, Urgency (and So On)
When ’wasms became ’isms, discussion hosted by
the Architectural Association
What is Post-Modernism? That’s a tough one… famously so. But here’s an equally good question: what isn’t it?
What Is/Was Post-Modernism, by Glenn Adamson
Marysia Lewandowska, Voicing the Archive, 2021/22
Curating the Cosmic House, part of Curatorial Conversations at The Warburg Institute
If necessity is the mother of invention, then combining previous systems is the father, and adhocism is the creative offspring.
Charles Jencks and Nathan Silver, An Adhocist Manifesto, 2013