Mimi Zeiger

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PublisherInventory Press2018
Globalization, technology, and politics have altered the definition and expectations of citizenship and the right to place. Dimensions of Citizenship documents contributions from the seven firms selected to represent the United States in the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. This paperback volume profiles and illustrates each of the US Pavilion contributions and contextualizes them in terms of scale. Drawing inspiration from the Eames’ Power of Ten, Dimensions of Citizenship will provide a view of belonging across seven stages starting with the individual (Citizen), then the collective (Civic, Region, Nation), and expanding to include all phases of contemporary society, real and projected (Globe, ...
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PublisherThe Funambulist2014
In this conversation, Mimi Zeiger and I examine a problem internal to the architectural world, yet that can be found in various forms in other disciplines. The “politics of simulacra” consists in a discursive use of consensual notions to describe practices that do not fully engage with the problems that they claim to address. In this regard, curating exhibitions or publications celebrating “women in architecture” often falls short of making a deep feminist argument. Similarly, the recent sum of energy spent around questions of “participation,” “openness,” “horizontality,” are interesting in what they suggest but too often do not make the ...
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Mimi Zeiger is a writer, critic, curator and editor. She’s written for a variety of publications including The New York Times, Dwell, Domus, and The Architectural Review and is the founder of Loud Paper, a zine and digital publication that sought to increase the output of architectural discourse. She was also the co-curator for the US Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, which had the theme “Dimensions of Citizenship.” In this episode, Mimi and I talk about how she started writing after beginning a career as an architect, the role of the critic, and why we need architecture and ...
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PublisherThe Avery Review2014
Laura Diamond reads a history of Gulf labor in the architecture of the 2022 World Cup; Mimi Zeiger follows a field guide through Greene and Greene’s Gamble House; Leah Meisterlin leaves Tony Hsieh’s downtown Las Vegas unsettled and uncertain; and Caitlin Blanchfield reports from a luxury townhouse on Rockaway beach.

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