Upcoming: A day with one of the world’s architectural giants: Frei Otto, in his hometown near Stuttgart, Germany. An interview and discussion with Frei on the legacy of computational approaches to architectural and urban form.
An afternoon with Rem Koolhaas and his collaborators, researching the books of OMA.
A 10am welcome in the AA Lecture Hall, at the start of the day-long ‘Wonder Stories’ international symposium at the AA School today, organised by Liam Young (tomorrowsthoughtstoday) and Geoff Managh (bldgblog). A day on the convergence of science fiction, film and architecture. ‘Today, everything is becoming science fiction’–JG Ballard.
I welcomed Wolf Prix’s Angewandte students from Vienna to the AA this afternoon, and presented 160 years of AA history in 20 minutes. Projects, personalities and conspiracy theories.
Brett moderates an evening discussion between three creative partnerships, on the topic of collaboration in the arts, part of this season’s AA Salon series.
I’m finally getting through the rough transcripts of my conversation with Peter Eisenman and Rem Koolhaas, scheduled to deliver the edit this spring, as ‘Supercritical’, v. 1 of our new AA Words series.
Brett interviews a modern architectural legend: Pafford Keating-Clay, on the occasion of his return to lecture at the AA sixty years after his graduation from the school. Stories, rumours and gossip from decades alongside Le Corbusier, Mies and others.
Brett’s meeting and interview with Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi is recorded as part of the film currently in production on the ideas and careers of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. Cameras, lights, and learning from Bob and Denise.
A two-day Advisory Group review of the School of Architecture at the Cooper Union, in New York. An opportunity for an extended report on the organisation and operations of the school, as a member of the President’s Review Panel.
A day of celebrations at Yale, coinciding with opening of a modernist masterpiece, the renovated Yale Art and Architecture building, by Paul Rudolph.