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ADBC #4: Orhan Pamuk’s The Black Book @ P! February 20

Wednesday, February 20

A special ADBC at P!

334 Broome Street, NYC

6:30pm-8:30pm

Join us for a conversation about design themes in Orhan Pamuk’s The Black Book as part of P!‘s “Six Months of Copying” program.

In The Black Book, Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk weaves multiple stories of the city Istanbul, past and present, into a dream-like mystery that questions how we construct identity and memory. We’ll be focusing on selected short excerpts with copies available for sharing at the event (i.e. don’t worry if you haven’t read the text in advance!):

Chapter 2 (“When the Bosphorus Dries Up”)

Chapter 11 (“We Lost Our Memories at the Movies,” second half)

Chapter 18 (“The Dark Air Shaft”)

Chapter 33 (“The Mysterious Paintings”)

“This book may be a love song to Istanbul and a subtle allegory of deconstruction, but, above all, it is a celebration of storytelling, an art increasingly rare in a world of gossip and faddism.”–Jonathan Beckman, The Observer

About P!
P! is a multidisciplinary exhibition space located in New York’s Chinatown. Read more about “Six Months of Copying” here. @p_exclamation

About ADBC
ADBC is an informal event held in public spaces in and around New York City. Through selected readings, both fiction and non-fiction, we discuss issues related to architecture and design. Everyone—experts and passers-by alike—is invited to drop by and join us for an hour of conversation, debate, and refreshments. ADBC is produced by the editorial consultancy Superscript. Sign up for our mailing list here or follow us @superscriptco for updates.

Save the Dates! SS Spring 2013 events


 

 

Superscript is pleased to announce a busy line-up of spring events–we hope you’ll join us! In addition to our quarterly ADBC meet-ups, we will be hosting a series of events in conjunction with a “live-edited” installation at the Museum of Art and Design’s 2013 Home Front Series. More details below…

ADBC: The Architecture and Design Book Club
ADBC is an informal event held in public spaces in and around New York City. Through selected readings, both fiction and non-fiction, we discuss issues related to architecture and design. Everyone—experts and passers-by alike—is invited to drop by and join us for an hour of conversation, debate, and refreshments. Sign up for our mailing list here or follow us @superscriptco for  updates. Our spring ADBC events include:

Wednesday, February 20: A special ADBC at P! (334 Broome Street, NYC), 6:30pm-8:30pm
Join us for a conversation about Orhan Pamuk’s The Black Book as part of P!‘s “Six Months of Copying” program. P! is a multidisciplinary exhibition space located in New York’s Chinatown. Read more about the program here, and check back for further information on our selected excerpts of The Black Book and the evening’s special guests.

Thursday, April 4: ADBC at the Museum of Art and Design (2 Columbus Circle, NYC), 6:30pm
As part of MAD’s 2013 Home Front Series: After the Museum, Superscript will host an ADBC featuring Emile Zola’s The Ladies Paradise, the story of the rise of the department store in 19th century Paris, and the modern marketing techniques that evolved alongside it. The selection relates to Superscript’s installation and event series “On Display,” which is part of MAD’s Home Front Series, more information below. Zola excerpts and special guest speaker to be announced–stay tuned!

 

ON DISPLAY: Installation & events for 2013 Home Front Series @ Museum of Art and Design
Superscript + HAO + Neil Donnelly

What can a stool, a room of robots, and Columbus Circle tell us about the Museum of Art and Design? Continue reading