Elena Manferdini moderates a discussion between Eric Owen Moss, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Jeffrey Kipnis, and Peter Eisenman regarding the relevance of thesis in architectural education. Eisenman argues against thesis, while the rest of the panel defends it.
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Peter Eisenman grounds his work in the human condition by presenting four “Losses,” then exploring the relation between each “Loss” and his hypothesis of “Social Guilt.” Through a mix of theory, history, and humor Eisenman explains how and why his views engage society and architecture. He summarizes the four points into a limited competition for a site neighboring Le Corbusier’s proposed Venice Hospital. While explaining the competition, Eisenman describes a new view of site planning that explores “mute” expression, giving a new “Five Points of Architecture.” It’s unclear whether the end of the video is the actual end of the lecture.