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William Menking

Menking is the Editor-in-chief of The Architect's Newspaper, which serves as an egalitarian paper of record at the intersection of news, history and design in all four of its regional American issues. For the past forty years, he has engaged in writing, curating and executing social history at its intersection of architecture and design. His first job was for Cesar Chavez's United Farmworkers Organizing Committee, where he helped create housing for elderly farmworkers. A year studying 'Urbanistica' in Italy led him to radical architectural groups like Superstudio, which informed a series of long-term curatorial projects on this and other idiosyncratic groups including Archigram. This desire to engage in and advocate for design has led him to organize other projects, including, most recently, an exhibition on Viennese Social housing and, before that, co-curating the U.S. pavilion at the 2008 Venice Biennale for Slought, together with Aaron Levy and Andy Sturm. Menking is a tenured professor at Pratt Institute, where he teaches between City Planning and Architecture. Menking has been on the Advisory Committee of Slought since 2009.

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Editor-in-Chief
The Architect's Newspaper
21 Murray Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10007
archpaper.com
wmenking@archpaper.com
+1.212.966.0630

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Begins Sep 14, 2008

Highlighting America's rich history of architectural experimentation and the original ways architects today are working collaboratively to invigorate community activism and environmental policy

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Begins Aug 27, 2010

A research initiative and publication series exploring the history of the Venice Biennale of Architecture and the relationship between architecture and display

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Begins Apr 20, 2011

Italian architect Paolo Portoghesi discusses the relationship between curation and spectacle, and how architecture's image of itself has changed over time

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