Reflections on the Predicament of Architecture: 7 Points in Retrospect with Kenneth Frampton
Attend this lecture via livestream here: https://vimeo.com/537453308/c29814b272
This lecture will present the current state of the profession as a malaise which is directly related to the sociocultural and ecological commodifying degradation of the environment.
Kenneth Frampton is Ware Professor Emeritus at Columbia GSAPP, where, until his retirement in July of 2020, he taught since 1972. He was trained as an architect at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London and has worked as an architect and as an architectural historian and critic. In addition to Columbia, Frampton has taught at a number of leading institutions including the Royal College of Art in London, the ETH in Zurich, the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam, EPFL in Lausanne and the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio.
Kenneth Frampton is the author of Modern Architecture and the Critical Present (1980), Studies in Tectonic Culture (1995), American Masterworks (1995), Le Corbusier (2001), Labour, Work & Architecture (2005), and L’Altro Movimento Moderno (2015) and A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form (2015). Last year he published an expanded fifth edition of Modern Architecture: A Critical History.
Frampton teaching was the subject of the 2017 exhibition Educating Architects: Four Courses by Kenneth Frampton at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, where his archive is held. Metropolis Magazine named him a Gamechanger in January 2018. Frampton will be recognized with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 2018 Venice Biennale for Architecture.