Future of The Rose Committee
is not inspiring confidence and drawing comparison's
to Stalin's committees even. How can the Rose be a functioning museum without
a director and curators? How can this committee be anything more than a desensitizing
tool if it doesn't have suggested members from outgoing Rose staff? To answer
one question... would it be a permanent black list... yes almost certainly!
This will be remembered as one of the most foul museum raids by caretakers in
PORT pal Tom
Webb opines on a better use for the memorial coliseum
... and better design
of the concrete wasteland aka the grounds is key.
David Adjaye will designing the new
National Museum of African American History and Culture
. Surprise surprise,
sculpture... and though the design is decent it's hardly mind blowing...
maybe that is the point, the building will have to stand on its programming
Portland Architecture has joined PORT in calling for a design competition for
the Columbia River Crossing and gives
the Governor a lesson in the difference between aesthetics and design
... right now the process has been driven by very
unimaginative, extremely orthodox... even rigid thinking and we won't get an
actionable design until some serious architectural talent is brought to bear.
This job is beyond the capabilities of all but the best architects working in
conjunction with innovative engineers. Right now it is being driven by standard
engineers and nominal architectural talent. A design competition will bring
some real solutions quickly for quite a bit less than millions that have been
wasted already in this false design process.
C-Monster digs Huang
Yong Ping's snake tower
... we do too. I wish more Chinese art had Ping's
thing, but alas...
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