Read “A hundred years an architect” in The Usonian

Five years ago I had the extraordinary opportunity to interview Greek architect Athanasios Hadjopoulos, then 98 years old. Though frail, Hadjopoulos was razor-sharp, and he regaled me with tales of his international experiences with Le Corbusier, Oscar Niemeyer, C.A. Doxiadis, and Frank Lloyd Wright. This is the story of that encounter, which I am so pleased to share with you now [read it here].

The essay forms the second installment of my newsletter series The World Planner, about the life and times of global architect C.A. Doxiadis. Thanks for reading, and if this topic interests you, please consider subscribing!

Read “Karen Han’s Bong Joon Ho: Dissident Cinema” in The Brooklyn Rail

For The Brooklyn Rail, I reviewed Karen Han’s new book, “Bong Joon Ho: Dissident Cinema.” The book is a fascinating glimpse into the background of the Oscar-winning “Parasite” director’s filmography and process.

In the same issue, you can also find an amusing list of films—you may have heard of the new Sight and Sound list of the greatest films in history, but have you heard of The Brooklyn Rail’s “Greatest Films You’ll Never See”?

It was fun to participate in this list of classic (but nearly impossible to watch) films!

Upcoming lecture at CVAR: “The City In-Between: Competing visions for the image of Limassol”

As my last big initiative in Cyprus this year, I’ll be giving a presentation on some of my Fulbright research at 6:30 pm on Thursday, June 16 in the CVAR museum in the old city of Nicosia.

The lecture is titled, “The City In-Between: Competing visions for the image of Limassol,” and consists of a narrative collage about the Cypriot city which has rapidly transformed from a sleepy seaside village into the “Dubai of the Mediterranean.” The lecture is co-organized by the CVAR, the Cyprus Institute, and held with the support of the Active Citizens Fund. If you’re in Cyprus, I hope to see you there! 

Learn more about the event, including RSVP information, here.