GSAPP Conversations #40: Ai Weiwei, Part 1




Ai Weiwei in Conversation with Amale Andraos and Carol Becker

Amale Andraos, Dean of Columbia GSAPP, and Carol Becker, Dean of Columbia School of the Arts, speak with the renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei. This is the first part of a conversation recorded at a public event co-hosted by the two schools at Columbia University on October 5, 2017.

“I’m kind of in love with both practices, art and architecture. It’s about a fantasy and also about a skill – to have rational, practical thinking, but also, to make it happen. It’s very important to make something happen, to add something to our lives.”
Ai Weiwei

The event took place on the occasion of the opening of Ai Weiwei‘s large-scale installation throughout New York City, Good Fences Make Good Neighbours, organized by the Public Art Fund.


Source by Columbia GSAPP