x. Mimi Zeiger

Scenes toward Criticism

Or, on writing and not writing about architecture

“Writers drink. Writers rant. Writers phone. Writers sleep. I have met very few writers who write at all.” - Renata Adler, Speedboat

“In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Now books are written by the public and read by nobody." - Oscar Wilde

Mimi Zeiger is a Los Angeles-based journalist and critic. She covers art, architecture, urbanism and design for a number of publications including The New York Times, Domus, and Dwell. She is a contributing editor for Architect magazine and the West Coast Editor of The Architect’s Newspaper. Zeiger is author of New Museums, Tiny Houses, and Micro Green: Tiny Houses in Nature. She has lectured internationally on “The Interventionist Toolkit,” a series of articles on alternative urbanist practice she wrote for Places Journal. Zeiger is also editor and publisher of loud paper, and is a founding member of #lgnlgn, a think tank on architecture and publishing.