Making Books Now: David Benjamin in Conversation with Ben Aranda
David Benjamin begins this conversation with Benjamin Aranda, the fourth of six recorded live at the conference Making Books Now on September 15, 2017. The conference was co-organized by Columbia GSAPP and the Chicago Architecture Biennial on the occasion of the Biennial’s opening at the Chicago Cultural Center, and was hosted by GSAPP’s Director of Publications, James Graham.
Benjamin Aranda, co-founder of Aranda\Lasch, and David Benjamin, founder of The Living, speak with one another about their respective books Trace Elements (Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, 2017) and Now We See Now (The Monacelli Press, 2018).
“The making of a book – like the making of a building – imposes a striking finality, or decisions that one needs to commit to. I think that’s why architects love making books, because it’s almost a kind of rehearsal.”