Lecture date: 2004-10-28
Alan Balfour, former Chairman of the AA, considers the possible ways in which a school of architecture could allow itself to develop in the immediate future, using strategies inspired by fashion, the arts and entertainment, technology and science and politics to describe these possibilities. All of them require supplements of theory and philosophy, and a sense of the absurd. Alan Balfour is Professor and Dean of the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He was Topaz Laureate in 2000.