The architecture of joy: Arthur Mamou-Mani and Toby Burgess at TEDxBlackRockCity

Toby Burgess and Arthur Mamou-Mani have been teaching Architecture for the last three years at the University of Westminster in London. They believe that involvement and self-initiative are key to the process of learning and therefore decided get their students projects built in the real world! This talk is the story of how it happened. The Burning Man Festival is a perfect playground to explore a contemporary sustainable and joyful architecture. Its 10 guiding principles such as Radical Self-Reliance, Communal Effort and Leaving No-Trace are excellent constraints and opportunities for architectural students. Toby and Arthur take you on a fun and beautiful journey involving crowdfunding, advanced digital design and fabrication tools, real world difficulties and the most amazing client one could ever imagine.

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This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

About TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

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