Director of storefront for art and architecture in LA, Joseph Grima talks with ArchDaily. From May 2009.
I was looking at Storefront NY's website today and they have a pretty awesome exhibit going on right now of Bas Princen's photographs. It's titled Refuge: Five Cities...here's an excerpt from Storefront's website explaining it.
"Princen’s project originated as research for the IABR Rotterdam and explored the theme of “refuge urbanism.” This exhibition presents a series of works in which Princen observes contemporary urban transformation in Turkey and the Middle East: how Istanbul, Beirut, Amman, Cairo and Dubai have become laboratories for a proliferation of spaces and practices of refuge – spaces of extreme poverty on the one hand and wealth on the other, ranging from migrant worker camps to gated satellite cities in the desert."
The exhibit ends July 17th...here are a few of Princen's works...
(Cooling Plant, Dubai)
(Former Gekecondu Hillside, Istanbul, 2009)
(Shopping Mall Parking Lot, Dubai)
(Images Courtesy Storefront for A&A)