In writing The Great Great Wall, author and art historian Ian Volner has aimed to capture the visceral affect walled border conditions have on communities around the world. From China and the Middle East, to Europe and the US Mexico border, Ian will speak about the sites he has visited and documented through a subjective lens, presenting his own Instagram photos and conveying the personal, poetic, and very emotional ambience created by walled spaces.
Copies of his book, “The Great Great Wall: Along the Borders of History from China to Mexico” will be available for purchase at The A/D/O Shop. This event is part of A/D/O by MINIs 2019/2020 Research Program, At The Border. Visit a-d-o.com/attheborder to learn more.
Doors open at 6:45pm with the talk set to begin at 7:00pm.
About Ian Volner
Ian Volner has written on architecture, design and urbanism for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New Republic, The Atlantic, Harper's, Artforum and The New Yorker online among other publications, and is a contributing editor at Architect. He is the author of several books and monographs, including The Great Great Wall: Along the Borders of History from China to Mexico (Abrams, 2019) and Michael Graves: Design for Life (Princeton Architectural Press, 2019).
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