Artist Justin Beal will speak about his book Sandfuture (MIT Press September 2021).

Sandfuture is a book about the life of the architect Minoru Yamasaki (1912–1986), who remains on the margins of history despite the enormous influence of his work on American architecture and society. Sandfuture is also a book about an artist interrogating art and architecture’s role in culture as New York changes drastically after a decade bracketed by terrorism and natural disaster.

From the central thread of Yamasaki’s life, Sandfuture spirals outward to include reflections on a wide range of subjects, from the figure of the architect in literature and film and transformations in the contemporary art market to the perils of sick buildings and the broader social and political implications of how, and for whom, cities are built.

This lecture will be presented in person at Cranbrook Art Museum with limited capacity and via live stream.

 

In partnership with University of Michigan: Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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