Book Launch: Downward Spiral: El Helicoide’s Descent from Mall to Prison
Jan 17, 2018
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Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place New York NY 10012
Join Terreform and Proyecto Helicoide as we kick off the year with the launch of the long-awaited book, Downward Spiral: El Helicoide’s Descent from Mall to Prison, co-edited by Celeste Olalquiaga and Lisa Blackmore. This comprehensive volume of critical essays, testimonials, creative work, and archival photography follows the successful exhibition on El Helicoide that was held at the Center for Architecture last summer. A scholarly reference and an engaging tale of mid-20th-century petro-modernity, Downward Spiral establishes the contrast between the architects’ grand plans for a futuristic, drive-in shopping mall and the building’s ultimate use as a homeless shelter and, to this day, a prison.
Speakers Michael Sorkin, President, Terreform and Editor-in-Chief, UR (Urban Research) Celeste Olalquiaga, Director, Proyecto Helicoide
Light refreshments will be served and copies of the book will be available for sale.
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