Revisiting CASE: Panel 2: Traveling CASE

Introduction: Jessica Varner
Moderator: K. Michael Hays
Panelists: Stanford Anderson, Mark Jarzombek, Donlyn Lyndon

One section of CASE somewhat differed with the Eisenman faction in that it was interested in the figure of the architect as responding to the demands of a broader public. Panel 2, Traveling CASE, will turn to the group’s interest in pedagogy, from professional education in the discipline of architecture to ideas of visual education at large. These discussions were an important component of a “teach-in” event in Oregon, and Stanford Anderson’s own efforts at MIT in the construction of an experimental structure and exhibition with students–including a dance performance– and the organization of CASE 3 and 5, which attempted at greater outreach to a broader community of interdisciplinary participants. While the interdisciplinarity of the CASE 3 guests led to apprehensions on the part of some participants about the marginalization of architects (an apprehension which can be linked to the eventual argument regarding architectural “autonomy”), the insights this event provided on spatial perception were directly linked to issues at the core of the group’s discussion: ideas on psychology and form that were discussed in this event by CASE member Colin Rowe and newcomer Robert Slutzky, who presented on “Physical and Phenomenal Definition of Space in Art and Architecture.”