Archinect - News 2015-11-24T23:23:10-05:00 Reinier de Graaf: "The western architectural ivory tower has become a theatre of the absurd" Nicholas Korody 2015-11-05T18:02:00-05:00 >2015-11-17T22:42:21-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the evening progresses, the event turns into a painful X-ray of the current state of American academia: a strangely insular world with its own autonomous codes, dominated by some antiquated pecking order with an estranged value system and no hope of a correction from within. The often grandiose character of the debate stands in stark contrast to the marginal nature of that which is being debated.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Reinier de Graaf, partner at OMA, delivers a scathing takedown of the current state of architecture academia as represented by the participants of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ArchAgenda Debates</a>, a&nbsp;panel in which he was also a participant. Alongside Jeff Kipnis, Patrik Schumacher, Peter Eisenman, and&nbsp;Theodore Spyropoulos, de Graaf was meant to discuss "a potential agenda for 21st-century architecture." The panel was a periphery event of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.<br><br>But for de Graaf, the all-male panel of architects "from a part of the world to which &ndash; unless all current indicators are completely misgiven &ndash; the 21st century will not belong" failed to deliver an agenda or achieve relevance. Check out the op-ed on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dezeen</a>.&nbsp;</p> Question of the Year and SCI-Arc 2011 Thesis Reviews by Glen Small Orhan Ayyüce 2011-10-06T14:28:03-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="209" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE FORTY YEARS TOO SOON?&rdquo; Question of the year from Jeffrey Kipnis to Glen Small at a rooftop bar.</p></em><br /><br /><p> SCI-ARC SCREEN TEST, I SHALL RETURN is a fun to read blog post with behind the scenes imagery. It includes an honest review of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI Arc 2011 Thesis Projects</a>&nbsp;as told by one of school's founding fathers, a visionary green architect and great critic, Glen Howard Small.&nbsp;</p>