Observed | Books


In Deventer, the Netherlands, a routine real estate deal and demolition became the site of innovation and new intelligence in urban design. Not all of the endings were happy ones. Matthew Stadler’s Deventer narrates the messy, compromised, human reality of architecture and planning. As architecture dissolves into the blurry middle ground between individual art practice and urban planning, the profession's discourse falls apart.

On the occasion of Deventer's New York City launch the Syracuse University School of Architecture presents ‘Architecture & Narrative’ at the Fisher Center. Stadler (by skype) will present his work and, along with Bouw and Jimenez Lai (author of Citizens of no place : an architectural graphic novel), will discuss how “the ways we write about architecture permanently shape and change what architects do." Dean Michael Speaks will moderate the discussion.

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