In 2020 Blue Crow Media commissioned Photolanguage to research Blue Crow’s first book, Brutalist Paris, building on research conducted for the Brutalist Map of Paris (2017). This is the first thoroughly researched, English language study of Parisian brutalist architecture. It constructs a unique photographic record of over 50 buildings across Paris (1955-1987). Across 7 thematic essays it brings a new interpretation of brutalism in the French context.
‘Life in the Oblique: The Interiors of Iwona Buczkowska’, World of Interiors.
Photolanguage were commissioned by Blue Crow Media to produce a new Modern Map of London in 2021. The map lists over fifty examples of modernist architecture from across London.
The project proposed a return to the notion of terrain vague as a means to explore new interdisciplinary expressions of uncertainty across space and identity in contemporary practice, and to reengage urban conditions of the marginal and the unoccupied.
‘The Hard and Brut: A Journey Through Parisian Brutalism’, On Site Review (Canada), 2019