Let us hope that from time to time the individual will give a little humanity to the masses, who one day will repay him with compound interest. — Walter BENJAMIN, “Experience and Poverty,” 1933.
Abstraction addresses the process of removal in order to reach the essential datum of things. In a design world increasingly dominated by organic and redundant forms, abstraction is likely to be one of the most unpopular concepts in the field of architectural theory.
lecture: Pier Vittorio AURELI, “A Brief History of Abstraction in Architecture: Design and the Administration of Life.”
1.00 pm / Lecture Hall
Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture
36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES