as an urban commune of architects, artists, filmmakers, musicians, craftspeople, and, in turn, media collectives and computer programmers.
Focusing on Resource One – a group of computer programmers within the commune – along with the media collective Optic Nerve, this lecture will trace how Project One served, for a short while, as a key nexus between an architecture symptomatic of emergent post-Fordist forms of life and communication networks. Moreover, it will put this supposedly alternative environment into a dialogue with British critic Reyner Banham who in 1971, and with typical lyrical flair, incisively revealed the limitations of ideals of alternative networks and emergent models of participation in architecture.is director of the PhD programme in Architecture (History and Theory), and co-director of the program in Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture (CCCP) at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University. Seeking to expand and complicate the subject matter and methodological frameworks through which modern and contemporary architectural practices are addressed.
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