Comments on Foreclosed
at the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Art (2013)
edited by LM, preface by Reinhold Martin
from the Buell Center:
This publication and website are a record of what was said about Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream, an architecture exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, from April 2011 through August 2012.
Every discussion requires a platform, or space, in which to find its shape and test its limits. These platforms—whether they are culturally, politically, or technologically defined—in turn affect the content of the dialogues themselves, inasmuch as they allow or disallow the development of certain trajectories, encouraging some modes of inquiry while discouraging others.
Considering this, how do we talk about architecture? Housing? Cities? Culture? Politics? And, equally important, how don’t we talk about them? Comments on Foreclosed, a record of what was said about Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream, documents just this kind of public discussion and the various actors that shape it.