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Designed around an engaging conversation, Architecture Talk explores issues in contemporary architecture and architectural thinking. It is hosted by Vikram Prakash, Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Designed around an engaging conversation, Architecture Talk explores issues in contemporary architecture and architectural thinking. It is hosted by Vikram Prakash, Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Location:

United States

Description:

Designed around an engaging conversation, Architecture Talk explores issues in contemporary architecture and architectural thinking. It is hosted by Vikram Prakash, Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Language:

English

Contact:

2068506880


Episodes

97. Reissue of AITC: The Medicalization of Space with Michael Murphy of MASS Design Group

3/3/2021
What can architecture do in the time of a pandemic? What is an architecture of medical necessity? This week, we talk with Michael Murphy of MASS Design Group to discuss architecture in the time of COVID-19.

Duration:00:36:45

96. Re-Issue On Wetness, Ecology, and Rethinking Habitation with Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha

2/17/2021
This week we look back at our miniseries Architecture in the Time of Coronavirus with architects and educators Anuradha Mathur and Dilip Da Cunha. In this re-issue, the discussion touches on Mathur and Da Cunha’s concept of wetness - a re-writing of what it means to live in relationship to water - and what it means for architecture and ecological thinking in the time of Coronavirus.

Duration:00:30:26

95. Part II of Demolition of Kahn's IIM Dormitories with Sarosh Anklesaria, Shubhra Raje, and Riyaz Tayyibji

2/5/2021
This week, we continue our conversation with Sarosh Anklesaria, Shubhra Raje, and Riyaz Tayyibji about the recent developments at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM) where controversial deliberations have led to the decision to demolish a large swath of dormitories on its campus designed by Louis Kahn, architect. While this decision has been temporarily halted, it has generated much conversation surrounding the value of experience, collective and micro histories, the role of...

Duration:00:38:47

94. Demolition of Kahn's IIM Dormitories with Sarosh Anklesaria, Shubhra Raje, and Riyaz Tayyibji

1/20/2021
The basic issue is: what is the value of collective/cultural memory? What happens when we privilege certain memories over others? This week, Sarosh Anklesaria, Shubhra Raje, Riyaz Tayyibji and Vikram Prakash converse about recent developments at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM) where controversial deliberations have led to the decision to demolish a large swath of dormitories on its campus designed by Louis Kahn, architect.

Duration:00:31:12

93. Demolition of Kahn's IIM Dormitories with Prem Chandavarkar

1/8/2021
The basic issue is: what do we recognize as heritage? What is worth remembering? And who decides? This week, Prem Chandavarkar and Vikram Prakash converse about recent developments at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM) where controversial deliberations have led to the decision to demolish a large swath of dormitories on its campus designed by Louis Kahn.

Duration:00:27:13

92. A look back at 2020 with the Office of (Un)Certainty Research

12/23/2020
This week, Architecture Talk sits down with the Office of (Un)Certainty Research to find out who they are, where they are, and where they are going. Find out what it's all about!

Duration:00:43:01

91. Posthuman Humanism, Spirituality, and the Impressions of Childhood with Michael Benedikt

12/10/2020
This week, we sit down with Michael Benedikt, the 2004 ACSA Distinguished Professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. In this fascinating and meandering conversation, Vikram and Michael discuss the impressions of childhood on our adult life, inter-subjectivities and the force-relations of things, spirituality in architecture, and posthuman humanism.

Duration:00:27:04

90. Recollecting the past and present with Franz Ziegler

11/26/2020
This week, we sit down with Architect, Urban Planner, and long-time friend Franz Ziegler to exchange thoughts on Holland and global architecture, drawing with the hand, and to reminisce on mutual experiences in India.

Duration:00:29:40

89. Storytelling with the Shapes of Time with Amir Sheikh

11/12/2020
What's in a placename? What are the geneologies and lineages of the land we live on? As mapmaker and transdisciplinary scholar, Amir Sheikh reveals that there are many intersecting and sedimented narratives of place and placenames, in part, tell these stories. Join us as we talk with him about his work with the Waterlines project and storytelling with the shapes of time.

Duration:00:28:58

88. The Dialectics of the Ramayana and the City of Changing Shape with Arshia Sattar

10/29/2020
How might literature help inform the way we talk, think, and design the city? How differently would we build it? This week, scholar and translator Arshia Sattar brings her immense knowledge of the Hindu Epic The Ramayana to talk about ethics, morality, sensuality, and space and how we might imagine a city of changing shape.

Duration:00:32:38

87. Architectural Pedagogy Then and Now with Neelkanth Chhaya

10/14/2020
This week, we gain new perspectives on architectural pedagogy today in the time of Zoom University and Coronavirus as we speak with long-time educator and architectural practitioner Neelkanth Chhaya. Fresh off the success of a fully online studio titled Poche, Neelkanth reflects on studio culture and pedagogy today and in the past.

Duration:00:24:56

86. Peter Mohlmam, The Window Witch

10/2/2020
From the catwalk to the department store, there are many modalities of showcasing high fashion. In the realm of window displays, how do you draw people in? For Peter Mohlmam, it's all about seduction. This week, we dive into the wickedly beguiling world of the Window Witch - where fashion design and architecture meet and design is life.

Duration:00:03:01

85. In Flux with Alona Nitzan-Shiftan

9/17/2020
“1970s Israel was a period of taking things that were constructed and making them into things that are taken for granted, that become 2nd nature, that you don’t question.” This week, we are joined by Alona Nitzan-Shiftan, head of the Arenson Built Heritage Research Center in Haifa, Israel. This conversation looks at the question and problem of modernism and its relation to the formation of the nation-state, particularly as it relates to Israel and India.

Duration:01:02:26

84. Teaching Architecture under the Regime of Zoom with Nandan Balsavar

9/2/2020
What happens when your home becomes your laboratory for architectural learning and speculation? According to Nandan Balsavar, Zoom enables his students to incorporate the oral histories from generations of family members into regular lessons. This week, we’ll be discussing architectural pedagogy, culturally inherited forms of knowledge, and teaching under the regime of Zoom with educator and architect Nandan Balsavar!

Duration:00:29:11

83. AITC: In conversation with Anjali Mangalgiri

8/20/2020
This week we end our miniseries Architecture in the Time of Coronavirus with Grounded founder and Principal Architect Anjali Mangalgiri. The discussion touches on motherhood, architectural thinking, sustainability, and Anjali’s memories that led her to pursue architecture.

Duration:00:23:59

82. AITC: Resiliency, Adaptibility, and Architecture in a Recessive Economy wity Rachel Minnery and Patrick MacLeamy

8/5/2020
This week we continue our ongoing miniseries Architecture in the Time of Coronavirus with two distinct discussions. The first conversation, with Rachel Minnery, AIA, asks what does it mean to plan in the face of unknowable risk? The second, with Patrick MacLeamy, former CEO of HOK, discusses the history and culture of HOK, the future of design firms in a changing world, and firm strategies during a recessive economy.

Duration:00:47:40

81. AITC: The Archeology of Confinement and Culture of Hygiene with Lydia Kallipoliti

7/29/2020
This week, we sit down with Lydia Kallipoliti, an award-winning architect, engineer, scholar and curator and an Assistant Professor at the Cooper Union in New York. The conversation traverses many scales - from the individual to the environment and world - looking closely at the culture of hygiene and the architecture of confinement and how these technologies are connected to the politics of the body in the time of Coronavirus.

Duration:00:23:15

80. AITC: Limitlessness and Posthuman Questioning with Nikolaus Hirsch

7/22/2020
The Architecture in the Time of Coronavirus miniseries continues this week with Frankfurt-based educator, theorist, and architect Nikolaus Hirsch. Host Vikram Prakash and Nikolaus Hirsch speculate on the architecture school of the future, posthumanism as a framework for transdisciplinary practices, and question what architecture is and could be.

Duration:00:32:57

79. AITC: Narrative, Fiction, OOO, and the Making of the Architectural Meme as criticism with Benedikt Hartl and Ryan Scavnicky

7/15/2020
This week we continue our ongoing miniseries Architecture in the Time of Coronavirus with two distinct, yet parallel discussions. The first conversation, with Benedikt Hartl of Opposite Office, probes the possibilities in future-driven narrative architecture to achieve sustainability and resiliency in the face of climate change, pandemics, and the unknown. The second, with Ryan Scavnicky of Extra Office, discusses the internet meme as a tool for critiquing and reframing the culture around...

Duration:00:44:16

78. AITC: On Wetness, Ecology, and Rethinking Habitation with Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha

7/9/2020
This week we continue our ongoing miniseries Architecture in the Time of Coronavirus with architects and educators Anuradha Mathur and Dilip Da Cunha. Here, the discussion touches on Mathur and Da Cunha’s concept of wetness - a re-writing of what it means to live in relationship to water - and what it means for architecture and ecological thinking in the time of Coronavirus.

Duration:00:31:23