The revised and expanded version of Mark’s essay “Tectonic Acts of Desire and Doubt, 1945-1980: What Kahn Wants to Be” to be published in Isak Worre Foged and Marie Frier Hvejse, eds., Reader: Tectonics in Architecture (Aalborg University Press).
Mark presents “Phase Changing: Learning from Coltrane’s Abstracted Lyricism” at the Jazz and Architecture Workshop, The Center for Jazz Studies, Department of Music, Columbia University.
Mark presents “Signifying Media: The Narrative Storia” at the Special Collection on Digital Architectural History Workshop organized by the European Architectural History Network’s Architectural Histories, in collaboration with the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture and the Institute of Digital Architectural History at the ETH Zürich.
The first chapter of The Transformations of Giulio Romano published on the Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative website, extensively expanded from its initial publication in Giulio Romano e l'arte del Cinquecento. “We are pleased to announce a long-read essay, ‘The Transformations of Giulio Romano: Palazzo Stati Maccarani,’ by Mark Rakatansky, and an accompanying response by Cammy Brothers. Through close readings and innovative analytic visualizations, Rakatansky explores how Giulio Romano’s architectural and pictorial work developed new transformative modes in response to the changing politics of identity in the Cinquecento.”
The Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative
Mark is on the panel of Reading Images Series: Democracy at Storefront for Art and Architecture. "Hosted by Max Cohen de Lara and David Mulder van der Vegt of XML on the occasion of the launch of Parliament, a book that explores the double-sided relationship between space and politics by documenting and comparing the plenary halls of the parliaments of all 193 United Nations member states. The event invites a panel of architects, scholars, artists, and critics to reflect upon and conduct close readings of spaces of political congregation or assembly."
Mark is a featured speaker at the Thinking Creatively conference at Kean University.
“Palladio and Eisenman Redux: Outside-In,” published in Yale University School of Architecture’s Constructs.
Mark presents “‘His conduct is mischievous:’ Piranesi and Soane” at the Stanford University conference “Piranesi, Paestum, and Soane” for their exhibition Piranesi's Paestum: Master Drawings Uncovered, Palo Alto, California.
“Mark Rakatansky” one of the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices included in Anne Reiselbach, ed., Emerging Voices 30: Form, Idea, Resonance at the Architectural League (New York: Princeton Architectural Press).
Mark presents “‘His conduct is mischievous:’ Piranesi and Soane” at the Morgan Library & Museum (in association with the Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation) for the exhibition Piranesi and the Temples of Paestum: Drawings from Sir John Soane’s Museum, New York.
Construction begins on Permana Residence in Jakarta: 110 piles inserted 12 meters into the ground.
In the Dia Art Foundation’s newly reinstituted Discussions in Contemporary Culture series Monuments, Monumentality, Monumentalization, Mark presents “Transformative Genealogies: Domesticating Monumentality,” tracking these themes through the works of Giulio Romano, Andrea Palladio, Luigi Moretti, and Rem Koolhaas.
“The Transformations of Giulio Romano: Palazzo Stati Maccarani,” the first section of the Giulio Romano chapter from the forthcoming To Read a Building, published in Ugo Bazzotti, ed., Giulio Romano e l’arte del Cinquecento (Modena: Franco Cosimo Panini Editore).
Mark presents “How Palazzo Te Looks at Us Looking (And How We Might Look Back Now)” at Palazzo Te in the conference Palazzo Te allo specchio (Palazzo Te at the mirror), Centro Internazionale d’Arte e di Cultura di Palazzo Te, Mantua, Italy.
“We packed Van Alen Books to capacity last night to celebrate ‘Tectonic Acts of Desire and Doubt,’ the latest in the Architecture Words series, by Mark Rakatansky.” Book Launch and Discussion with Michael Bell, Galia Solomonoff, and Mabel Wilson, Van Alen Books, New York
Mark launches Tectonic Actors of Desire and Doubt, the ninth volume in the series Architecture Words, at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, England. The series includes works by Lina Bo Bardi, Max Bill, Denise Scott Brown, Bernard Cache, Peter Eisenman / Rem Kooolhaas, Toyo Ito, Kengo Kuma, Detlef Mertins, Alessandra Ponte, and Kurt Turnovsky.
Inner-liner completed. This Brooklyn apartment, for a former rock star (now writer) and a poet, explores how an inner storage and display membrane can develop throughout the apartment transforming in response to the spatial scenes of each room.
Mark presents “Transformative Matter (in 16th, 18th, and 20th Century Rome)” at the Rome Matters conference, Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Brooklyn, New York.
Mark presents “Social Parametrics” in the Cornell Architecture Post-Professional Masters 2011 Lecture Series, New York.
Mark is the co-organizer and co-moderator, with Jeffrey Johnson and Enrique Walker) of Beijing – Seoul – Tokyo: Emerging Architectural Practices and the City, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Studio-X Beijing. The speakers were Ryuji Fujimura, Go Hasegawa, Xian Hu, Chanjoong Kim, Homin Kim, Fan Ling, Osamu Nishida, Zhenfei Wang, and Soo-in Yang.
Mark organized the symposium Recombinant Palladio at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, in association with the Morgan Library & Museum’s exhibition Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey. The speakers were Guido Beltramini, Peter Eisenman, and Mark (presenting “Palladio Inside-Out”).
Mark presents “Palazzo Stati Maccarani: Performative Principles of Giulio Romano” for The Howard Hibbard Forum, Department of Art History and Archeology, Columbia University.
Summer Reading Pavilion (for Banned Books) premiered in television interview for “Museum: The Infinite Space of Imagination” in the History Special program focused on the Gwangju Design Biennale on KBS 1TV (Korean Broadcast System).
Mark Rakatansky Studio selected for an installation in the Gwangju Design Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea. The exhibition agenda was to develop a pavilion structure related to the landmark garden Soswaewon. As the garden was created by Yang San-bo to honor the political murder of his teacher Jo Gwang-jo, we created a Summer Reading Pavilion (for Banned Books).
Mark presents “Palazzo Stati Maccarani: Performative Principles of Giulio Romano” at Giulio Romano e l’arte del Cinquecento (Giulio Romano and the Art of the Cinquecento), the first gathering of international Giulio Romano specialists in Mantua since the landmark 1989 restoration of Palazzo Te and the associated conference.