co-sponsored with Newcomb Art Museum for the 100th Anniversary of Newcomb Hall
A reception will be held prior to the lecture in the Favrot Lobby at 5pm. The lecture will begin at 6pm. This event is free and open to the public. AIA credits will be offered for this lecture.
Aaron Betsky is the Dean of Taliesin, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture in Scottsdale.
Architecture Beyond Buildings
Rebuild, don’t build. That should be the first rule in all architecture projects. We cannot afford to use up more non-renewable resources and space, nor can we afford to continue to pollute our planet through construction. What is more, new buildings are almost by definition alienating and impose orders on people’s lives that close them in boxes. We need to break those boxes, dissolve those boundaries that separate us, and frame ourselves in relations to others and our landscape. Those should be the tasks of what we call architecture today. Around the world, designers and artists are making strategic interventions that make us at home in the modern world and open up new possibilities with the discipline. Let’s learn from those examples.