The Future of Architectural Publishing

may 25, 2020

We started Trentini Talk Show in the first weeks of COVID 19 lock-down. We were confused, scared, and a little bit lost.

One of the reasons to do this show was to keep ourselves focused on our professional lives; therefore, we were to ask critical questions about architecture, design, and the future.

We are thankful to all the designers and architects who joined us every Thursday from different cities such as Riga, Oslo, Amsterdam, Berlin, Offenbach on Main, Moscow, and Milan. We have been discussing different topics from culture and consumption to architecture as a medium, and we hope that our audience enjoyed our meeting and have some ideas to take to the future. We definitely will miss our community to come together every week.

The final episode of the first season occurs at the same time as many European countries experience the post – corona opening. To conclude all the lessons, we have learned and to discuss the future of architectural publishing, we have invited Omar Sosa, a founder of one of the most curious magazines in print, Apartamento. Omar will join us from Mexico City.

Photography Andrew Zuckerman

Omar Sosa is a Barcelona born New York-based creative director, editor and publisher. In 2008, he co-founded the seminal interiors publication Apartamento, defined by The New York Times as “The burgeoning indie design movement’s official international look book.” In addition of publishing Apartamento, Omar has edited and designed a number of books including Nathalie Du Pasquier: Don’t Take These Drawings Seriously (PowerHouse) and Patricia Urquiola: It’s Time To Make a Book (Rizzoli). In 2020 he curated the group show Comfort at Friedman Benda about the boundaries of physical and mental comfort in furniture. Omar Sosa has been the Art Director of Casamica, Corriere de la Sera’s Design Magazine and works as Creative Director for Italian lighting company Flos as well as a consultant for a number of design, lifestyle and real state companies under Apartamento’s design agency Apartamento Studios.

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