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V. Mitch McEwen : Uses of the normal : the normal as power (October 16, 2019)

V. Mitch McEwen : Uses of the normal : the normal as power (October...

V. Mitch McEwan begins by thanking Hernan Diaz Alonso for his introduction, clarifying that the title of her talk doesn’t refer to Georges Canguilhem...
Konrad Wachsmann (December 7, 1977) Part 2 of 2

Konrad Wachsmann (December 7, 1977) Part 2 of 2

Konrad Wachsmann discusses the importance of young architects overcoming their influences. He discusses experimentation, preconceptions, and and the necessity of adapting to conditions....
SCI-Arc Graduate Thesis: "Miniatures 2020"

SCI-Arc Graduate Thesis: "Miniatures 2020"

SCI-Arc Graduate Thesis presents "Miniatures 2020". SCI-Arc alumni and guest critics discuss the work-in-progress thesis projects of the current Graduate Thesis class. The students...
Patti Podesta: The Art of Production Design Part One

Patti Podesta: The Art of Production Design Part One

Production Designer Patti Podesta discusses the significance of details in film and how they contribute to a “reality” as it is portrayed on screen....
Deborah Berke (October 18, 1995)

Deborah Berke (October 18, 1995)

Nan Ellin introduces Deborah Berke. Berke spent five months at Paolo Soleri’s Arcosanti and six years at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies...
Perry Hall: Painting far from equilibrium (November 4, 2015)

Perry Hall: Painting far from equilibrium (November 4, 2015)

Perry Hall begins by discussing how the decalcomania paintings of Max Ernst prompted him to ask, How does one grow a painting? His early...
Benjamin Bratton: The Program is not on the floor (February 18, 2009)

Benjamin Bratton: The Program is not on the floor (February 18, 2009)

Benjamin Bratton discusses interface and programming in architecture, proposing a series potential futures based upon the need for architecture to disappear. This disappearance is...
Didier Fiuza Faustino (January 25, 2017)

Didier Fiuza Faustino (January 25, 2017)

Didier Fiuza Faustino defines his influences by juxtaposing Andreas Baader’s proclamation of illegality as “the only liberated territory inside metropolises,” with diverse design porjects:...
Konrad Wachsmann (December 7, 1977) Part 1 of 2

Konrad Wachsmann (December 7, 1977) Part 1 of 2

Shelly Kappe introduces Konrad Wachsmann, noting his education in Berlin and Dresden, and his partnership with Walter Gropius manufacturing prefabricated industrial parts.Wachsmann quotes the...
Iddris Sandu : Creative architect (October 2, 2019)

Iddris Sandu : Creative architect (October 2, 2019)

Iddris Sandu argues that the term “architect” is not a noun but a verb, “the process of turning a figment of imagination into an...