The Architectures of Fulfillment,
Lecture by Special Guest Jesse LeCavalier
Saturday, September 14
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
In conjunction with our exhibition The Fulfillment Center, Black Cube is excited to present a public lecture by special guest, Jesse LeCavalier. His book The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment, examines the activities of the international retailer to tell a larger story about the ways the logistics industry has developed at different scales and through the emergence of particular technologies.
Jesse LeCavalier (LECAVALIER R+D) explores the architectural and urban implications of contemporary logistics and infrastructure. He is the author of The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment (University of Minnesota Press, 2016) and associate professor of architecture at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture at the University of Toronto. LeCavalier was the Daniel Rose Visiting Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Architecture from 2018-19 and the 2010–11 Sanders Fellow at the University of Michigan. His work has appeared in Cabinet, Public Culture, Places, Art Papers, and Harvard Design Magazine and his essay, “The Restlessness of Objects,” was the recipient of a 2013 Core77 Design Award. LeCavalier’s installation “Architectures of Fulfillment” was part of the 2017 Seoul Biennale for Architecture and Urbanism as his project "Shelf Life" was one of five finalists for the 2018 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program.
Free + open to the public
On view at Black Cube’s newly opened headquarters (BCHQ), The Fulfillment Center presents commissioned artworks that respond to the hidden aspects of ecommerce logistics. Learn more.