Fujiko Nakaya's fog sculpture at Philip Johnson Glass House (Photo: Richard Barnes, courtesy of Philip Johnson Glass House)
Reports have indicated that the Trump administration's upcoming budget cuts will include eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts, which funds a wide array of arts programs. Architecture programs might not jump to the fore when considering NEA grants, but a few examples illustrate just how important they can be.
Architects Advocate, which launched on the first day of September last year, has penned an open letter to President-elect Trump, who will be inaugurated on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, DC, tomorrow.
L: Robert F. Ivy, AIA CEO; R: Russell Davidson, 2016 AIA President (Photo: Screenshot)
Following the outrage caused by a "tone-deaf," post-election statement that the American Institute of Architects issued the day after the election of President-Elect Donald Trump, AIA CEO Robert F. Ivy and 2016 AIA President Russell Davidson issued a video apology.
Architecture critics that is, particularly Chicago's Blair Kamin and New York's Paul Goldberger. A recent article from Kamin highlights the instability of U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump and his willingness to attack anybody who slights him.