Assistant Professor Michael Abrahamson has published an article titled “A Pyramid of Paperwork: Labors of Imagination and Interpretation in Late Twentieth Century Architectural Practice” in issue 23 of the open-access Spanish journal RA. Revista de Arquitectura. The issue’s theme is “Who Designs Architecture? On Silenced and Superimposed Authorship” and Michael’s contribution theorizes two alienating forms of labor completed by subordinates employed at the twentieth-century architecture firm Gunnar Birkerts and Associates on the design of their Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis building between 1967 and 1973, highlighting the essential contributions they made despite authorial credit flowing to the firm’s namesake and figurehead.
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