Michael Speaks (November 18, 1998)



Michael Speaks discusses the relevance of young Dutch architects and talks about Dutch firms Crimson, MAX.1, NL Architects, and One Architecture. Speaks included these firms in “Big Soft Orange,” a 1999 exhibition, which he curated. Speaks emphasizes the importance of research as a tool of architectural practice and how “we must all become historians of the near-past” to work as “scenario-makers” in the future. He also talks about the work of architects and critics which guides his work in particular, Alejandro Zaera-Polo. He explains the use of “datascapes” to produce architectural form and an application called “orgware.” Speaks shows design work by architect Greg Lynn.

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