Video Archive | Holocaust (8)

Russell Thomsen & Eric Owen Moss Thinking The Future...
Russell Thomsen and Eric Owen Moss discuss the historical, ethical and political issues behind Thomsen's proposal, with Eric...
Russell Thomsen & Eric Owen Moss Thinking The Future...
Russell Thomsen and Eric Owen Moss discuss some of the historical, ethical and political issues behind Thomsen's proposal, with...
Russell Thomsen & Eric Owen Moss Thinking The Future...
Russell Thomsen describes his personal experience of learning about the Holocaust, and Eric Owen Moss discusses its historical...
Russell Thomsen & Eric Owen Moss Thinking The Future...
Russell Thomsen describes the proposal for the site of Auschwitz, developed with Eric Kahn, as an attempt to temporarily "blank"...
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Stanley Saitowitz discusses the computer labs and 4th floor link in Wurster Hall, at UC Berkeley. He describes his...
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Saitowitz concludes his lecture with a presentation of a synagogue and ceremonial objects and his New England Holocaust...
Peter Eisenman My Work As It Relates To Social...
Peter Eisenman describes his third point, the "Loss of Hero." Eisenman discusses how, during the industrial age, Enlightenment...
Peter Eisenman My Work As It Relates To Social...
Peter Eisenman introduces four absences, or "Losses," then describes a Venice competition that will later embody the four points...

Russell Thomsen & Eric Owen Moss Thinking The Future Of Auschwitz

November 3, 2014 | Video Lecturer:

Russell Thomsen and Eric Owen Moss discuss the historical, ethical and political issues behind Thomsen’s proposal, with Eric Kahn, for Auschwitz. Thomsen characterizes it as temporarily “blanking” the site, making it inaccessible
and invisible. Moss raises the question of appropriate or inappropriate uses, citing Peter Eisenman’s Holocaust memorial in Berlin.

 

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Russell Thomsen & Eric Owen Moss Thinking The Future...
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Russell Thomsen and Eric Owen Moss discuss some of the historical, ethical and political issues behind Thomsen's proposal, with...
Russell Thomsen & Eric Owen Moss Thinking The Future...
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Russell Thomsen describes his personal experience of learning about the Holocaust, and Eric Owen Moss discusses its historical...
Russell Thomsen & Eric Owen Moss Thinking The Future...
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Russell Thomsen describes the proposal for the site of Auschwitz, developed with Eric Kahn, as an attempt to temporarily "blank"...

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Russell Thomsen describes the proposal for the site of Auschwitz, developed with Eric Kahn, as an attempt to temporarily “blank” the site, rendering it inaccessible and invisible. Eric Owen Moss raises the question of appropriate or inappropriate uses of the memorial, citing Peter Eisenman’s Holocaust memorial in Berlin.


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September 24, 2003 | Video Lecturer:

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Stanley Saitowitz discusses the computer labs and 4th floor link in Wurster Hall, at UC Berkeley. He describes his collaboration with Vito Acconci and Barbara Staufacher Solomon on the Embarcadero Ribbon public landscape project. Saitowitz shows photographs of a skateboard park in Louisville, Kentucky, where a tent-like structure is made of bulletproof material. Saitowitz explains how he approached the challenge of creating a sacred space in an urban setting for the Congregation Beth Sholom Synagogue in San Francisco. He also shows the Holocaust Memorial in Boston and talks about the various meanings of the six towers. Saitowitz concludes with a statement about his interest in “expanded architecture.”


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March 7, 2001 | Video Lecturer:

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Saitowitz concludes his lecture with a presentation of a synagogue and ceremonial objects and his New England Holocaust Memorial. Saitowitz reads a text which explains his intention to materialize a connection between the memorial and Boston’s Freedom Trail. He concludes describing the combination of memories and materials in the project.


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Peter Eisenman describes his third point, the “Loss of Hero.” Eisenman discusses how, during the industrial age, Enlightenment ideas of the hero shifted from the individual to the collective. The idea of the collective hero clashed so harshly with the realities of the Holocaust and Hiroshima that society immediately switched to a idea of collective survival. Heros of the Holocaust, he argues, were heros of survival, thus giving a face to the paranoia of the nuclear age. Eisenman states that because society replaced the Hero with the concept of survival, it calls into question the value and iconography in every cultural institution, from kindergarden to graveyards.