Tom Emerson, Sam Jacob – San Rocco: On Copies

Lecture date: 2013-10-29

Giovane Piovene and Pier Paolo Tamburelli of San Rocco with Tom Emerson From 6A Architects; in conversation.

Introduced by Sam Jacob

On Copies is a discussion on the act of copying and on its architectural, artistic, legal and political implications. By definition copies are normally considered to be bad. To copy means to have no ideas, to depend on others, to be a parasite. But, to copy is to learn, and perhaps it is the only way to learn. Why, then, are we so suspicious about copies? Is it that we are suspicious about sharing?

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