Common Ground#918

Storefront for Art and Architecture

Featuring José Esparza Chong Cuy and Nile Greenberg, with Brittany Adames


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Storefront for Art and Architecture Executive Director and Chief Curator José Esparza Chong Cuy joins Rail Architecture Editor Nile Greenberg for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Brittany Adames.

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José Esparza Chong Cuy

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José Esparza Chong Cuy is the Executive Director and Chief Curator of Storefront for Art and Architecture. Before his role at Storefront, José served as the Pamela Alper Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), which he joined in 2016. Prior to the MCA, José was Associate Curator at the Museo Jumex. From 2007-2012 he lived in New York and held positions as Curatorial Associate at Storefront for Art and Architecture, Research Fellow at the New Museum for Contemporary Art, and contributing editor at Domus magazine. In 2013 he was Co-Curator of the Lisbon Architecture Triennial, titled Close, Closer. He is a graduate of Columbia University’s M.S. in Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices in Architecture.

Nile Greenberg

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Nile Greenberg is a founding partner of ANY, a New York City based office that synthesizes structure, materials, culture, organizations and media as architecture projects. Greenberg is the editor of the Brooklyn Rail’s architecture section, is the co-author of The Advanced School of Collective Feeling (Park Books, 2023), and has taught as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University GSAPP. He curated the exhibition Two Sides of the Border, inaugurated at the Yale School of Architecture Gallery and edited the synonymous book for Lars Muller. Greenberg has worked at MOS Architects, SO – IL, and Leong Leong in New York and Los Angeles, focusing on cultural and public architecture such as the Los Angeles LGBT Center and The Kitchen.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Brittany Adames reading.

Brittany Adames

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Brittany Adames is a Dominican-American writer. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and featured in Palette Poetry, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Cosmonauts Avenue, Rust+Moth, TRACK//FOUR, and elsewhere. She has an MFA in poetry from Brooklyn College and is an assistant editor at Simon & Schuster.

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