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Liam Young’s solo show New Romance opens in Istanbul.

Liam Young: New Romance is the solo exhibition of an Australian-born architect Liam Young — one of the most distinctive and adventurous voices in contemporary architecture today. At the core of his multidisciplinary practice is a continuous interrogation of the present realities of cities. Through research expeditions, storytelling, documentary film, and performance, Young extrapolates and exaggerates existing networks, systems, and technologies to imagine possible future urbanisms. The exhibition presents three short films — In the Robot Skies (2016)Where the City Can’t See (2016), and the debut of Renderlands (2017) — and charts his recent work in fiction film and his experimentation with new cinematic tools. Each framed as a love story, the films reveal Young’s emerging interest in world building: the design of a cinematic universe in which narratives evolve.

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Liam Young will be speaking in New York on Sept 1st for Studio-X’s Landscape Futures Night School. Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley have taken over as co-coordinators of the Studio and have just announced the first few events of what is sure to be an expansive new program. First up on the 1st Sept at 12.30pm will be a live public interview with Deborah Estrin, director of the Center for Embedded Network Sensing at UCLA and to follow will be the first of their Night School formats begining at 6pm. As Geoff outlines “Following Liam’s presentation of his work, I’ll be engaging with him in a public conversation, whiteboard brainstorm, and armchair journey around the world, exploring fieldwork as a form of research, the role of the sketchbook, the importance of narrative in architectural design, and the architect as investigative traveler. Expect to hear about everything from Australian kangaroo culls and the control of invasive species to conflict metals, the open-pit gold mine as designed landscapes, and the difficulties of piloting a boat up the Congo.” You must RSVP if you would like to attend: studioxnyc AT gmail DOT com.