In order to discuss the concept of Design Fusion, D’Elena plays a video from her thesis project. The software used to design the models of the video is Cinema 4D. During the questions and answers session D’Elena explains her ideas about the relationship between architecture and graphic design, describing it as a brother to brother relationship instead of a parent to child relationship.
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Jessica D’Elena divides the lecture in several design categories, explaining each one by walking the audience through her publications. These categories are Design Archeology, Design Narratives, Design Genealogy, Design Dialog, Design Authorship and Design Fusion. In order to discuss the Design Fusion D’Elena plays a video from her thesis, addressing the relation of architecture with graphic Design.
Thom Mayne introduces Eric Owen Moss as “a person of words, precise and considered.” Moss presents numerous projects that span the globe. He questions the notion of comfort or discomfort, and our perceptions of what architecture could be. How do we make architecture new? As Moss puts it, “Architecture needs an enemy. … If you want to make next year’s word you have to be willing to contest last year’s meaning. You need an enemy.”
Thom Mayne introduces Eric Owen Moss, and explains that to understand Moss one must explore his brain. Mayne does exactly that with a humorous diagrammatic dissection of Moss’ brain. He continues by describing Moss as “a person of words, precise and considered.” He concludes with a heartfelt characterization of his old friend: “Architecture is not what you do, architecture who you are, the essence of your being.”
Moss presents the National Library for Mexico City, a building for the Vienna Business School, and a continuum of glass roof systems stemming from his project for the Smithsonian.
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.
Annie Chu shows slides and discusses some of her collaborative work with Mary Miss and others. Molly Cleator discusses her experiences of collaboration with Anne Bray and others. She mentions the art world’s difficulty with the concept of collaboration.
Anne Bray, Annie Chu, Barry Sanders, Molly Cleator, and Eugenia Butler discuss issues of identity within collaboration. They discuss how technology and cyberspace might relate to collaboration. They debate how different cultures value individuality and group identities.