yeah archi, i had been thinking about writing something along these lines for a while and was happy when I saw your OpEd last week as I knew we would have a cohesive conversation. These are important issues and an important show that seems to be daring architects to finally go for it. However, describing the it will be important lest we continue to inadvertently feed sprawl.
Jul 29, 08 9:31 am
And what do the architects that "must lead with new pre-fab thinking" get?
An imperative is pretty useless without an incentive, isn't it?
serving, first off, yesterday's dictionary.com word of the day was quondam.
second, I think that we get cultural relevancy. Right now the work of architects seems remote to most people, this could be a way for us to frame a re-entrance to the suburbs and American's everyday life while giving them increased control over their urban environment.
third, did you make it to Teddy Cruz's opening?
Jul 29, 08 3:53 pm
Quilian, Heather Ring was the last person to tell me when quondam was the word of the day.
I did not make it to Teddy Cruz's opening. Stating that I was going to be there was complete wishfulness on my part.
Generating lots of money is the key to cultural relevance these days. Antiques Roadshow, etc., etc. Even Obama.
Do Americans actually want more control over their urban environment? Probably not if it's just going to cost more.