Alexandra Lange
Architecture & design critic
Thursday
August 4

Book talk @ Boston Public Library

Sit down with Alexandra Lange and Sara Jensen Carr for a conversation on Lange’s latest book project, Meet Me by the Fountain: An Inside History of the Mall. This talk is free, open to the public, and will be held in person at the Central Library in Copley Square.

Alexandra Lange is an architecture and design critic based in Brooklyn.

Sara Jensen Carr is an Assistant Professor of Architecture, Urbanism, and Landscape and the Program Director for the Master of Design in Sustainable Urban Environments at Northeastern University. She is the author of The Topography of Wellness: How Health and Disease Shaped the American Landscape _(2021) as well as essays in _Preventive Medicine, Places Journal, and LA+ Journal, among other forums.

4PM, Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square, Boston. Register here

Wednesday
August 3

Book talk @ Magers & Quinn Booksellers / virtual

I’ll be in conversation with design writer (and Britney Spears superfan) Kara Nesvig at 7PM CDT.

This is a free virtual event but please register here.

Autographed copies of Meet Me by the Fountain are also available for purchase through Magers & Quinn.

Thursday
June 30

Book Tour @ Mark Twain House / virtual

I’ll be in conversation with Connecticut Post columnist Dan Haar at 7PM.

This is a free virtual event, but please register here.

Autographed copies of Meet Me by the Fountain are also available for purchase through Mark Twain House.

Video of this event is available here

Saturday
June 25

Book Talk @ Politics and Prose / Washington DC

I’ll be in conversation with Amanda Kolson Hurley, author of Radical Suburbs at 3PM, 5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC.

Video of this event is available here

Tuesday
June 21

Book Talk @ Greenlight Bookstore / Brooklyn

I’ll be in conversation with New Yorker staff writer Rachel Syme at 7:30PM, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn.

Video of this event is available here

Thursday
June 2

Gallery Galleria Galerie: Malls as Urban Rooms

Yo! Modernism! In the Philadelphia region, “yo” is a colloquialism used to get someone’s attention quickly. It’s a phrase without pretense, and when combined with Modernism, it puts into focus the importance of place and community in our modern heritage, as well as the urgency of preservation efforts. The 2022 Docomomo US National Symposium will explore why Modernism still has the power to turn heads, to inform, and to adapt, and how its many manifestations reflect on local, regional,­­ and broader goals.

I’ll be speaking on a panel with Jeff Hardwick and Caroline Rob Zaleski about the history of malls. My talk focuses on the turn toward galleria-style malls in the 1970s, built not in suburbs but in central business districts (or places that wanted to be CBDs).

9:50AM, Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, symposium registration here