Another Pamphlet. No. 5, Symmetry! by Isaiah King, Ryan Neiheiser, Giancarlo Valle, Issue Launch & Reception

May 2, 2013

Thursday, May 2, 6-8 PM

Symmetry surrounds us. It’s present in ancient Greek mosaics, medieval churches, the human body, the arrangement of atoms in a crystal, flowers, arguments, and the laws of quantum mechanics. Paradoxically, whereas the 20th century saw the disciplines of mathematics, physics, and philosophy expanding their engagement with symmetry, architecture largely turned away from it.

After a century of asymmetry, what might symmetry offer us now that we’ve missed along the way? This issue claims symmetry as an urgently relevant topic, precisely because it’s so glaringly not a topic in contemporary discourse.

Another Pamphlet No. 5 retails for $5.00 and is available for purchase through Printed Matter here

With contributions by:

Leo Henke Isaiah King Ajay Manthripragada Giancarlo Mazzanti Michael Meredith Ryan Neiheiser Sarah Oppenheimer Emmanuel Petit Galia Solomonoff Giancarlo Valle Michael Young