Samuel Mockbee attempts to explain beauty. He discusses the role of intuition in his work and how his paintings inform, and feed back into his architecture.
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Eugenia Butler initiates a conversation between artist Rick Lowe and architect Samuel Mockbee in order to compare their practices and values within their similar yet different disciplines. The conversation revolves around the difference between art and architecture. The question is raised regarding the definition of architecture and whether it is possible to be an architect without building a building. There is an agreement between both parties that the artist or architect has a responsibility to address social and ethical problems. Mockbee notes the importance of learning, and how it can be defined through the willingness of a person to open up and be honest, and to suspend abstract opinions.
Michael Rotondi thanks the lecture committee and introduces Samuel Mockbee, one of the founding architects of Rural Studio. Mockbee proposes that architects have three responsibilities; to maintain ethical and moral principles, to observe carefully, and to keep a sense of poetry and wonder. Mockbee presents his work with an emphasis on the South and his efforts to help impoverished people.