2015 News

January 2016

2015 was a great year, here’s a recap of some completed projects:

I wrote Uncanny Valley, an article published in PIN-UP magazine issue 19, theorizing a productive use of the uncanny valley as an accelerationist strategy for cultural production in the luxury condo render world we live in…


…published a review of Renzo Piano’s Whitney Museum in Frog magazine’s 10 year anniversary issue

Frog Magazine cover image

Frog Magazine Issue 15 cover


…made several of inflatable pavilions for parties and arts festivals, like this one on a New York SoHo rooftop in May…


…then in August I taught an inflatable-making workshop in Callicoon, Upstate New York, in the ballroom of the Western Hotel, built in 1853…


…which traveled to Future Firm during the Chicago Architecture Biennial to the exhibition Tropical Mining Station hosting a panel discussion led by FOAM (Ryan John King and Katya Zavyalova) and Nick Axel on the blockchain and other architecture/tech/art things…


…and while we were there, staged a short-lived guerilla party at Mies van der Rohe’s Crown Hall…


…then brought the inflatables back to Callicoon for their annual Art Walk…


…then with my friends in Stockholm AT-HH, we submitted to the Oslo Architecture Triennale Call for Intervention Strategies, curated by After Belong Agency. Our proposal for the neighborhood of Tensta, outside Stockholm, wasn’t selected – but then again, no one’s was. Here’s our competition submission:



…oh and I also played around in Processing occasionally…


…here’s to an exciting (and more frequently updated) 2016 🎉

Potlatch Pavilion coming to New York

August 2014

The Potlatch Pavilion is coming to New York, as part of the 2014 edition of the Art in Odd Places Festival: free.artinoddplaces.org

Join for the opening on Friday, October 10 from 6-9 pm, at Campos Plaza, on the south side of East 14th St, between Avenue B & C

Read more about the festival HERE, and watch the video of the first Potlatch Pavilion HERE.

Media and Machines Exhibition – Archaeology of the Digital

May 2014

In his capacity as Power Corporation of Canada Curatorial Intern, Jesse has worked extensively on Media and Machines, the second of three exhibitions in the Canadian Centre for Architecture’s long-term collection, exhibition, and publication research project investigating the introduction of computers in architecture: Archaeology of the Digital.

For more information about the exhibition, continue to the CCA’s website HERE.

Digital Publication Series

April 2014

Jesse has been working on a new digital publication series, as part of the Archaeology of the Digital project at the Canadian Centre for Architecture,  in collaboration with New York based graphic design studio Linked by Air. Publishing one project per month, the series is a new digital edition in ePub format,  advancing the boundaries of architectural publishing in a digital world.


They can be purchased on iBooks and viewed on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, or Mac computers. For more information about this exciting new digital publishing series, continue to the CCA website HERE.