Monday, October 6, 2008

The Brown Center at MICA.

Baltimore ex-pat David Gissen may have decamped to San Francisco for a teaching post at the California College of the Arts, but I'm happy to report that he's still writing and thinking about Charm City. A few years back, Gissen and I had a conversation about the fact that someone was using the new Brown Center at the Maryland Institute College of Art for target practice. Gissen joked around that the bullet holes might represent a special kind of architectural criticism. He revisited the idea in a recent post on his blog HTC, experimental practices in history, theory, and criticism. Gissen and his students are doing some very interesting work and writing about it on the blog (like the concept of a socio-natural archive).