Eugenia Butler hosts a “Fire in the Library” discussion with artists Anne Bray and Molly Cleator, architect Annie Chu, and writer Barry Sanders in a discussion about collaboration. Topics include the history and formation of the concept of collaboration, as well as the difficulty of clearly defining collaborative work. They talk about technology-mediate collaboration, different values assigned to individuality and group identity, and how collaboration can make formidable projects or issues seem approachable.
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The final ten mintues of Eugenia Butler’s discussion of collaboration with Anne Bray, Molly Cleator, Annie Chu, and Barry Sanders.
The Fire in the Library guests respond to questions from the audience. Robert Irwin and Erika Rothenberg discuss the frustrations of trying to work in a way that involves the public. Coy Howard responds to a comment about collaboration, arguing for “maximizing experience.” Responding to a comment from the audience, Robert Irwin, Annie Chu, and Ericka Rothenberg debate the role of architects and artists in projects created and defined by exclusively economic considerations. Irwin argues that somebody has to make the “quality argument” in a form intelligible to “the quantifiers.”
Eugenia Butler hosts a “Fire in the Library” discussion with Erika Rothenberg, Coy Howard, Robert Irwin, and Annie Chu. The group discusses how the definitions between art and architecture are blurred. Irwin talks about the difficulty of dialogue using broad terms like “art,” “architecture,” “aesthetics,” and “feeling.” He discusses the value judgements associated with these terms. The panelists discuss collaboration.
Annie Chu is introduced by Robert Mangurian. Chu shows slides of her work in New York, collaborations with various artists, and her design at Israel Callas Chu Shortridge design associates in Los Angeles. Chu discusses her interest in architecture’s relationship to landscape and material relationships. Chu makes discusses experimenting with unconventional materials and discovering Peru.