Wolf Prix: What is architecture? (November 3, 2016)

Wolf Prix challenges students to think about where they want to be in architecture: the basement, the middle, or on the roof? Acknowledging the prevailing fear of the future, he advises students to emulate the bumblebee, who doesn’t know it’s aerodynamically incapable of flight, affirming that, “Nobody has the right to be obedient.” Prix surveys his work, from interactive installations and performances of the 1960s to the Musée des Confluences (2014) in Lyon. He describes his experiments with robotic construction, and concludes with a detailed discussion of the Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition in Shenzhen, China.

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