Wednesday, November 16, 2005

People Talking About Architecture - 11.17.2005

There are some pretty good lectures Thursday...

Ohio State:
Jesse Reiser : Recent Work
5:30 PM - Knowlton Hall Auditorium
Jesse Reiser, Principal of Reiser + Umemoto RUR Architecture, will speak on his work. We never heard how that competition in Tiawon was left, maybe someone will ask about that.

Richard Rogers : The Rebirth of Cities
6:30 PM - Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall
It would be nice to hear what the London architect is doing & how his thinking has evolved. We haven't noticed may visits to this side of the pond lately. (if you go, don't forget to call him 'Sir.')

Cooper Union:

Grahame Shane : Recombinant Urbanism
6:30 PM - Great Hall of The Cooper Union
We harber no doubt that this lecture is to push Mr. Shane's new book of the same name. We read one review of the book that proclaimed Recombinant Urbanism " set to become the key textbook at undergraduate and graduate levels". Ouch? Well with responses by Dennis Adams, Diana Agrest, Brian McGrath and Anthony Vidler maybe there will be a little fun (about a textbook). Here's hoping the that someone asks about the DNA reference in the title. Mr. Shane's pushing a rereading of the Collage City - the seminal Rowe/Koetter text, not a genetic alogrithm to explore urban growth.


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