Robert Somol – Whatever Happened to Picking Fights?

Lecture date: 2005-11-09

‘As an alternative to a critical mode of disciplinarity, current efforts have come to fetishise technique under the various rubrics including ‘research’, ‘expertise’ and ‘design intelligence’. A fully projective practice, however, will have to move off the faith in social or techno-sciences that an exotic site or a new technology appear to provide. Architecture isn’t rocket (or any other) science. It’s just politics.’

Robert Somol is Baumer Visiting Professor at Ohio State University. His publications include Autonomy and Ideology: Positioning an Avant-Garde in America and Diagram Diaries with Peter Eisenman.

Lecture given in G.01 Morwell Street.

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