The Generic Sublime takes the project of the skyscraper to a new level of architectural megalomania: to organize the territory through its assimilation in the synthetic field of competition and synergy of a single complex building.
lecture: Ciro NAJLE, “The Generic Sublime.”
6.00 pm / Lecture Hall
36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES
Expressions of a “future anterior,” these archaic configurations transcend their conditions of existence and self-estrange as a result of extensiveness, employing any form of rationale as a means for the propagation of its canon: brutal indifference.
Ciro Najle is the director of GDB General Design Bureau, an architectural office and research lab in Buenos Aires. He is Dean of the School of Architecture and Urban Studies of the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, and a visiting professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Najle is the founder and former Director of the Landscape Urbanism Graduate Design Programme and Diploma Unit Master at the AA School.