Loudreaders Session 3

Narrative Architecture Book Presentation and Discussion

WAI Architecture Think Tank
Team Thursday

April 4, 2020
4:00pm EST

Narrative Architecture Book Release and Discussion

April 4, 2020
4:00pm EST

In the third session of LOUDREADERS WAI Architecture Think Tank discusses with Loes Van Esch and Simone Trum of Team Thursday the contents, concepts, process, strategies, ideas, and design of the recently published Narrative Architecture: A Kynical Manifesto (Rotterdam: NAI010 Publishers, 2020). As the world remains in unprecedented suspense, the authors and designers reflect on a book devised as an allegorical lantern to shed light on an honest architecture able to respond to the pressing challenges of our times.

The discussion features inter·punct as well as Traumnovelle, Daan Roggeveen and several students and designers from across the globe.

Cruz Garcia & Nathalie Frankowski / WAI Architecture Think Tank are the authors of Narrative Architecture: A Kynical Manifesto
WAI Architecture Think Tank is a studio practice architecture from a panoramic approach co-founded by Cruz Garcia and Nathalie Frankowski. Garcia and Frankowski are the current Ann Kalla Professors at Carnegie Mellon University and the former Hyde Chairs of Excellence in Architecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Visiting Teaching Fellows at The School of Architecture at Taliesin Previous publications include Pure Hardcore Icons: A Manifesto on Pure Form in Architecture (London: Artifice Books on Architecture, 2013), Shapes, Islands, Text: A Garcia Frankowski Manifesto (Sevilla: Vibok Works, 2014), and the independent zine What About It?

Team Thursday are the graphic designers of Narrative Architecture: A Kynical Manifesto
Team Thursday is a graphic design studio founded by Loes van Esch and Simone Trum, collaborating as a duo since 2010. Team Thursday focuses on the design of visual identities and books varying in scale and complexity. Team Thursday irregularly hosts exhibitions and events in the front part of their studiospace, TTHQ.

Team Thursday works with cultural institutions, businesses and individuals like nai010 Publishers, Mondriaan Fund, Wilfried Lentz, Failed Architecture, Koen Taselaar, Independent School for the City and Stedelijk Museum Breda.

In addition to their daily practice they teach Typography at ArtEZ Arnhem, give workshops and lectures in various international institutions like OTIS Los Angeles, University of Seoul and HKU Utrecht.


inter·punct is a platform for ideas, theory, and discourse - sometimes about architecture and sometimes at its periphery. The group was founded by students at Carnegie Mellon University in 2011. As a collective we have no set agenda and go wherever our interests take us - from broadsheets to books to installations to lectures.