A book I love
13 July, 2022
Each episode of A Book I Love is a conversation around a book that is special to one of the speakers. It is a companion text, in the words of Sara Ahmed, that in some way or another intersects with an idea of architecture.
Episode 1 : The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd, a book chosen by Helen Thomas
On the 10th of May, an incident occurred near Madame ETH’s kiosk, admittedly deliberate. In preparation for a short series of conversations for Women Writing Architecture called ‘A Book I Love’, a small group sat on a sofa to talk about Nan Shepherd’s book ‘The Living Mountain’, and to reflect on how it could be a book about architecture.
Geraldine Tedder (curator and writer), Alicia Yerebakan, (painter, alter-ego is Madame ETH), Adam Caruso (architect and teacher), Helen Thomas, (architect, writer, and publisher), Emilie Appercé (architect)
In the entrance hall of the Department of Architecture (HIL building) at ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg campus
Episode 2 : Real Estate by Deborah Levy, a book chosen by Tine Milz
On a sunny morning of mid-July, the sun is already beating down on the small, unnamed square ambushed in the Zurich old town somewhere between the Neumarkt and the Leuengasse. A small group took up position on a bench to discuss the third volume of the living autobiography of the intriguing Deborah Levy.
on a public square in Zürich old town