Publication

  • Architecture is All Over
    Esther Choi and Marrikka Trotter
    Editors
    Matthew Allen & Cyrus Peñarroyo, Caitlin Berrigan, Adrian Blackwell, Keith Bresnahan, D. Graham Burnett, Jill H. Casid, dpr-barcelona & Francesco Vedovato, David Gissen, John Harwood, K. Michael Hays, Patty Heyda, Sandi Hilal, John J. May, Marta Guerra Pastrián & Pablo Pérez Ramos, Trevor Patt, Troy Schaum and Rosalyne Shieh, Jonathan Tate, Olga Touloumi, and Andrew Witt
    Contributors
    Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, 2017
  • GRANTEE
    Esther Choi & Marrikka Trotter
    GRANT YEAR
    2015

Ying Xiao and Shengchen Yang, Occupy Skyscraper, 2012, New York. Courtesy of the artists.

Architecture Is All Over investigates architecture's simultaneous diminishment and ubiquity in the early twenty-first century. As a diagnostic and tactical guide, this collection features original texts and design proposals from emerging and established scholars and practitioners in the fields of architecture, art, the history of science, media studies, and philosophy. Together these pieces probe architecture's relationship to liminal zones and immaterial systems, reframing instability and mutability as enduring qualities that form architecture's motive core—a perspectival shift that carries with it new possibilities for architectural agency and resistance.

Esther Choi is a PhD candidate in the Department of Architecture and the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities at Princeton University. Her research interests center on the entanglements between architecture and the life sciences in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the intersections between artistic and architectural movements throughout the twentieth century. Her work has received support from the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council of Canada, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Society of Architectural Historians, Princeton University, and Harvard University. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Hippie Modernism: The Search for Utopia (Walker Art Center, 2015), Artforum, Pin-Up, Architectural Review, and Art Papers. She is coeditor of Architecture at the Edge of Everything Else (MIT Press, 2010).

Marrikka Trotter is a PhD candidate in architecture, urbanism, and landscape at Harvard University, where her dissertation examines the cross-currents between architecture and the geological sciences in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Her work has received funding from the Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, in addition to numerous fellowships from Harvard University. With a background in architectural practice and site-responsive art, Trotter has taught at the Boston Architectural Center and Harvard University, and has served as guest critic at Northeastern University, MassArt, Wentworth, and MIT. Her writing has appeared in magazines, such as Harvard Design Magazine, the New City Reader, and Log, and she coedited Architecture at the Edge of Everything Else (MIT Press, 2010).