On Monday April 30, Columbia University’s Studio-X NYC is hosting the final panel to wrap up the Breaking Out and Breaking In distributed film fest.
The discussion will bring together film, architecture, crime, history, and the FBI. Panelists include special Agent Brenda Cotton, Bank Robbery Coordinator for the FBI’s Bank Robbery/Kidnapping/Extortion Squad; Thomas McShane, Retired FBI Special Agent from the Bureau’s Art Crime Team; Scott Macauley, editor-in-chief of Filmmaker Magazine, co-sponsors of the Breaking Out and Breaking In film festival; Matt Jones, designer and principal at BERG; and myself. I’ll be speaking about some of the topics discussed during last year’s Fugitive Geographies symposium and the research colloquium Space, Crime, and Architecture. I’ll also probably talk a little about Walter Benjamin as detective, Clive Owen as reverse-fugitive, and the criminal act as a particularly transgressive mode of architectural criticism.
Breaking Out / Breaking In panel discussion
180 Varick Street, Suite 1610
April 30, 7pm
free and open to the public, so please come on by!
update: The event was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who came out. You can view a recording of Breaking Out and Breaking In on vimeo.
Billboards Are Almost All Right
Meanwhile, on twitter…
Recent Life Without Buildings Posts
- Fulton Center is built in a transit vernacular that extrapolates the charm of a subway car to the scale and complexity of a Piranesian prison.
- Architecturally Ghostbusting World War II Bunkers
- The Map-maker of Gotham City
- Dr. No, Die Hard, and Deleuze: Mechanical Spaces and Movies
- From Bauhaus to Dollhouse: When Architects Think Small
- Edgar Allan Poe, Design Critic
- From Pits and Pendulums to Pastoral Porches: Edgar Allan Poe’s Bronx Getaway
- The Abandoned Cathedral
- Design Decoded: Building Better Bricks by Brewing Beer