Strip Appeal Bookwork Published!

I recently received copies of the bookwork – Strip Appeal: Reinventing the Strip Mall – an outcome of the Strip Appeal design competition Rob Shields and I co-curated which is currently on exhibition at the Anderson Gallery in Buffalo, NY (Nov 17 6 PM – Feb 24 2013 5 PM).

The bookwork catalogue was edited by myself and Rob Shields, designed by Iowna Faferek and features a forward by Ellen Dunhan-Jones (Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and author of Retrofitting Suburbia) and essays by Stephanie Davidson and Georg Rafailidis (Assistant Professors at University of Buffalo School of Architecture),  David Karle (Assistant Professor of Architecture at University of Nebraska-Lincoln)  and Ondine Park (PHD candidate in Sociology at the University of Alberta).

The bookwork’s main purpose however is to showcase the 20 shortlisted strip mall redesigns from the competition including the winning design ‘Free Zoning‘ by Stephanie Davidson and Georg Rafailidis. The Free Zoning design radically reimagines a derelict strip mall in Buffalo, NY as a building quarry. Proclaiming the site free of zoning restrictions, Davidson and Rafailidis deconstruct and inventory all the building materials on the site and demonstrate how these can be re-used to construct community housing.

Here are pdf links to the Forward by Ellen Dunham-Jones and the two essays by myself and Rob Shields:

Dunham-Jones, E. (2012) Strip Appeal: Forward, in Patchett M. and Shields, R. (eds.) Strip Appeal: Reinventing the Strip Mall, Space and Culture Publications.

Patchett M. and Shields, R. (2012) ‘The Design Competition as Public Engagement Method‘, in Patchett M. and Shields, R. (eds.) Strip Appeal: Reinventing the Strip Mall, Space and Culture Publications.

Patchett M. and Shields, R. (2012) ‘The Future of Strip Malls‘, in Patchett M. and Shields, R. (eds.) Strip Appeal: Reinventing the Strip Mall, Space and Culture Publications.

Information on how to order a copy will be posted shortly but here’s a quick preview:

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2 Responses to Strip Appeal Bookwork Published!

  1. cityperson says:

    Great work Merle, congratulations! All the hard work paid off. The book looks great! I can’t wait to see a copy in person.
    -Adeola

  2. Merle says:

    Cheers Adeola! Looking forward to London catch up soon!

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