On a book tour for his new autobiography/monograph Foundations of Optimism : My Journey from Communist Poland to Rebuilding the World Trade Center
, Daniel Libeskind stopped in at the Jewish Community Center of Houston this week for a chat. Rice Dean Lars Lerup served as the interviewer in a strangely James Lipton-esque pairing, complete with a black backdrop and director's chairs.
Libeskind can speak about his passion for architecture, culture, life, family, cities and not come off precious or showy - he's easy on the archi-babble for sure, but inspiring nonetheless. For a change, it's nice to see an architect who can speak to people other than other architects.