"Reading Group: Nathan Crompton on Utopias"
The art book publisher Fillip is hosting a reading group event this upcoming Sunday with UBC grad Nathan Crompton. The reading group is centered around the topic of architecture and utopias, especially as it pertains to Vancouver's housing situation.
Join Fillip and Vancouver–based writer Nathan Crompton on Saturday, November 18, at 2pm for a seminar-style discussion on the writings of postwar Italian architecture critic Manfredo Tafuri. In his Architecture and Utopia (1973), Tafuri developed a neo-Marxist critique of twentieth century architectural modernism, raising questions about the apparent stability of postwar architecture and its politics of utopian reification. In response to the architecture of the welfare state, Tafuri develops a theoretically complex critique of the city that places urban development on a background of class conflict and political antagonism.
Entrance is free but an RSVP is required. A reading packet will be made available upon request.
About the Presenter
Nathan Crompton is a writer, housing organizer, and Editor at The Mainlander. He is currently completing his PhD in French history at Simon Fraser University and his writing has appeared in Fillip, October, and the Bartleby Review. Nathan lives and works in Vancouver on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples.