After Hernán Díaz Alonso’s introduction, Erin Besler discusses how the “assemblages of impromptu intervention and incidental ephemera” of vernacular building inform the work of Besler & Sons, LLC, providing “a way to reconsider expertise, professionalism, power, ubiquity, defaults, communication environments, construction practices, and how these things confront architecture”.
Besler discusses their book, “Best Practices: A Companion to Architecture and Its Messy Relationship with Building Materials, Signage Systems, Communication Equipment, Plant Life, and People” (2021), and several projects, including:
“The Entire situation” installation of freestanding rooms
“StudFindr” design app
“Roof deck at MOMA PS1”
“Shed in Illinois”
“Props”: terrazzo doorstops, bookends, parking chock,
“Enjoy your deck :-)” exhibit and video for the Chicago Architecture Biennial