In place of the usual email this week, I decided to use this opportunity to share some of my favorite sources of information and newsletters that I enjoy and admire. So in somewhat of no particular order, here they are:
NY Review of Architecture
The Architectural League
The Horizontal Fault
I Know a Spot
Why Is This Interesting?
The Trend Report
I would also like to use this time to pass along some things worth watching as I realize some of you might have a little more free time than usual this week. Some of these have appeared in past newsletters, but I feel it’s a perfect time to revisit them. These are all free links, by the way.
The New Bauhaus on Moholy-Nagy, inspiring artist and teacher
The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces, William H. Whyte’s documentary from 1980 about the success and failures of urban spaces, which is particularly amusing if you’ve spent time in any of the many midtown plazas of Manhattan
An excellent Keith Haring documentary by French artist Maripol
Clayton Peterson’s documentary, Captured, on the lawlessness of NYC’s Lower East Side in the 1980s
Cheryl Dunn’s documentary on street photographers, Everybody Street
Resurrect Dead about the mysterious Toynbee Tiles
HyperNormalisation by Adam Curtis
All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace, also by Adam Curtis
Adam Curtis’s latest series, Can’t Get You Out of My Head
Public Trust film about the fight for America’s public lands
Mountain of Storms, about a legendary three and a half month-long road trip from San Francisco to Southern Argentina during the summer of 1968
The Social Dilemma, which explores the dangerous human impact of social networking
Well, look at that. There actually was a newsletter of sorts this week. You’re welcome. B&C will be back next week in its standard format and at its regularly scheduled time, Thursdays usually. Until then, take care of yourself and those close to you.