Lars Lerup discusses the transformation of urban culture. Specifically the shift from city life being based on the stability of buildings to being based on the movement of traffic. Lerup discusses “stims,” i.e. stimulating focal elements in the environment, and the social factors that hinder architecture. Calling for an age of integration, Lerup shows work his office has been doing over the last few years.
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Robert Mangurian introduces Lars Lerup, joking about meeting Lerup in Berkeley, Lerup’s background in engineering and his commitment to architecture.
Lars Lerup begins with a story about change and shifting. In 1967 Sweden switched from right hand traffic to left hand traffic. In slow motion, people witnessed the cars cross to the opposite side of the streep. Lerup’s point is to illustrate a shift urban culture: specifically the shift from the stability of buildings to the movement of traffic.