Eric Owen Moss was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Los Angeles. He holds Master Degrees in Architecture from both the University of California at Berkeley and Harvard University. Eric Owen Moss Architects was founded in 1973. . . .
Eric Owen MOSS, “The Man from the Country Where No One Else Lives”
intro. by Jeffrey KIPNIS
7.00 pm / W.M. Keck Lecture Hall
960 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, California 90013
Photo: Philip Arnold, Knowlton School of Architecture.
Here’s how it happens:
Somewhere there’s an instinct.
The culture says, “no.”
The architect insists,
begins to explore,
A practiced pattern of practice replaces the original instinct.
What didn’t exist,
Doesn’t crumble —
Unsteady to steady,
Unbalanced to balanced,
And comes to rest as a new pro forma.
Now the culture says, “yes.”
FROM I DON’T KNOW TO NOW I KNOW. . . .
When I don’t know becomes now I know,
When last year’s words become next year’s words,