Jeff Kipnis, Robert Somol – Eisenman, Koolhaas, Architecture

Lecture date: 2006-02-01

As a response to the conversation between Peter Eisenman and Rem Koolhaas at the AA two days earlier, Jeff Kipnis and Robert Somol present their own statements regarding the critical practices of Eisenman and Koolhaas.

Mark Cousins moderates a conversation between them on the issues raised by their presentations. Both Kipnis and Somol have written extensively on the work of Eisenman and Koolhaas.

Jeff Kipnis is a critic, theorist, curator, filmmaker, and a Professor at the Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University, and was the founder and first Director of the AA Graduate Design Group, the forerunner of the AADRL.

Robert Somol is Baumer Visiting Professor at the Knowlton School of Architecture and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of California. He has also taught design and theory in the architecture programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Columbia University, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Somol edited Autonomy and Ideology: Positioning an Avant-Garde in America (1997) which includes contributions by Eisenman and Koolhaas.


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