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The Nuclear Imagination

Bureau V’s Peter Zuspan presents "The Nuclear Imagination" at the Brooklyn Public Library on June 12, 2018 at 2pm. 

From the utopian Atoms for Peace campaign to the environmental imperatives of the 1960s and 70s to the science fiction of the 1980s, the nuclear power reactor has held a near constant but ever-shifting position within popular culture. The lecture will consider these various meanings and will look towards what value this history could hold for a future of architecture.

Reserve a spot now here.

Remote Viewer reviewed in The New York Times

Our collaboration with artist Tyler Coburn was featured in The New York Times shortlist of gallery shows to visit. Will Heinrich writes, " an Arthur [C.] Clarke monolith that’s been reimagined in sinister Macintosh white. With burnished corners and a semi-gloss finish, it’s the perfect surface on which to project your fears and fantasies..."

In Full Support

Bureau V fully supports Stella Lee in coming forward with her experience of sexual harassment. We hope that her story and those of her colleagues help to advance women’s rights in the workplace and beyond.


the team at Bureau V

New Yorker Cartoons


The New Yorker featured a cartoon of composer John Corigliano surrounded by our design of National Sawdust. Bureau V's Peter Zuspan first encountered Corigliano's work at age 15, when he was a soloist for a performance of "Fern Hill", his choral arrangement of Dylan Thomas's poem. Corigliano celebrates his 80th birthday at National Sawdust.

Illustration by Lorenzo Gritti