The title page to the new Gordon Walker book

The title page from a new book on Gordon Walker, coming July 2019 from ARCADE.

We’re looking forward to some exciting ARCADE happenings on the horizon. Here’s a look at what’s coming up.

Issue 37.1, The Simulated Metropolis—Launching February 28
This February, we’ll be releasing ARCADE Issue 37.1, The Simulated Metropolis. Arts writer and curator Leah St. Lawrence has pulled together a compelling and beautiful feature highlighting artists, curators, and writers who use emerging technologies and social media platforms to carve out space for self-expression and community. The issue is a feast for both the eyes and mind, and our volume 37 designers, Rationale, have created a bold, modernist layout.

We hope you’ll join us on February 28, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., for our Issue 37.1 launch event at 9th and Thomas, a new project in South Lake Union. We’ll unveil the issue, toast the contributors, and celebrate the eventuality of spring.

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ARCADE’s First Design Criticism Workshop
Design criticism plays an important role in our cultural ecosystem. It has the power to enrich and deepen our appreciation and understanding of our designed environments, objects, and systems. With this in mind, we’re very excited to present, in partnership with Hugo House, ARCADE’s first design criticism workshop. Taught by Professor Ayad Rahmani, the workshop will take place the weekend of June 1–2 and focus on narratives that produce fresh insights about our designed world. Registration will be available soon! Join us to brush up on your writing skills, gain new storytelling tools, and sharpen your ability to critically engage with all that is designed.

ARCADE’s First Book Publication—Gordon Walker: A Poetic Architecture
As enthusiasts of Northwest modernism, we’re thrilled to present ARCADE’s first book publication—Gordon Walker: A Poetic Architecture. Written by Grant Hildebrand and designed by Lucia|Marquand, the book will be released this July. As the book’s photographer, Andrew van Leeuwen, says: “It’s an apropos time to see Gordon’s work as a measuring stick for where we’ve been and where we’re going. There is a poetry in this work that has become a casualty to the challenges of doing architecture today. There are so many factors competing for an architect’s focus and bandwidth that sticking to a system of beliefs is more important than ever. This book is a road map of the architectural beliefs respected by many in the Pacific Northwest.” (There’s more insight where that came from; the aforementioned quote is from a longer conversation with members of the book’s team that you’ll find in our winter issue.) More information coming soon! 


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