Gone Soft

Soft Schindler

MA–EX Fall Lecture Event

With Mimi Zeiger


Critic and curator Mimi Zeiger will discuss how hard issues raised in her critical writings are tested in curatorial settings and how softness might be a place of resistance. She’ll offer insight into the curatorial practices and research which led to Dimensions of Citizenship, the U.S. Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, the 2019 exhibition Soft Schindler at the MAK Center in Los Angeles, and the ongoing 2020-21 Exhibit Columbus New Middles symposium and exhibition. Interrogating the spatial conditions of design and citizenship, and rethinking conventional binaries embedded in architectural histories, these exhibitions present works by architects, designers, artists, and thinkers who put forth visions of belonging and new ways of making through conceptual and material practice.