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Action and the bias for it, thoughts relating to its composition, define our existence (a verb) for posterity. Every verb has its own re-verb, its own resonance and expression, virtual or real, soliciting a reaction. Defining it is also a verb-and So are we, perpetually in the process of becoming.

Transitive. Intransitive.

A word 'expressing' an action or a state of being—verbs describe what we ‘do.’ How would the expression of the future be articulated with human creativity, through probing, preserving, prototyping, and rectifying?

The agencies of our existence are indisputably defined through our verbs, of creating worlds and scripting new languages of being. This week’s newsletter inquires how action words manifest—the ongoing Venice Biennale ‘uncovers’ its own layers; Richard Hassell ‘wonders’ how to ‘domesticate’ high-rises; Maxim Zhestkov ‘participates’ in VR modules; while Reinier de Graaf ‘expounds’ on how architects are verbs (or not?).

Amit Gupta

'Modules' by Maxim Zhestkov: A cutting edge VR project

The V&A Photography Centre captures the journey of images

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Reinier de Graaf of OMA expounds on how an architect is a verb (or not?)

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Richard Hassell: “How do we domesticate a high-rise building?”

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08-11 June, 2023
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08-11 June, 2023


Shanghai, China


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Abreham Brioschi Explores Ethiopian Heritage with Futuristic Silhouettes

Abreham Brioschi Explores Ethiopian Heritage with Futuristic Silhouettes

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Designing for Care and Empathy: Furnishing Utopia at NYCxDesign 2023

Designing for Care and Empathy: Furnishing Utopia at NYCxDesign 2023

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Deciphering the diaspora

A look at this year's Venice Architecture Biennale’s Laboratory of the Future.


Devanshi Shah

Deciphering the diaspora

Absorbing the powerful curatorial note and presentation by Lesley Lokko at the 18th Venice Architecture Biennale.

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