Mitnick awarded Graham Foundation grant for his second book, Rainy Sea Architecture

Keith Mitnick, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning Associate Professor of Architecture, received a grant from the Graham Foundation for work on Mitnick’s upcoming book entitled, Rainy Sea Architecture.

The book will use different types of written and visual narratives to present the history of a fictitious island located in a river between Canada and the United States and will include a selection of maps, photographs, diagrams and architectural drawings that overlay conflicting depictions of such sites and institutions as: bunkers, cemeteries, reservoirs, military bases, factories, zoos and other types of landscapes and building typologies. By bringing together different literary and representational formats, the book will explore new methods with which architectural writing may respond to changes in the world and make it relevant to a broad spectrum of cultural discourse.

This is Mitnick’s second book. He is currently a fellow at UM’s Institute for the Humanities.