Kevin Lynch opens by giving an account of his past. He describes his childhood, his parents, and his education from Yale and MIT. He, also, talks about his influences from past teachers like Frank Lloyd Wright, and first experiences with urban planning.
Video Archive | Pruitt Igoe (2)
Charles Jencks begins a different lecture that deals with signs, codes, and language as a way of conceiving and communicating architecture. He explains how modern architecture can be viewed as a language that failed to communicate, resulting in its demise. Using Minoru Yamasaki’s Pruitt-Igoe development in St. Louis, Jencks describes systems and codes that reveal themselves to the user as being based on the user’s past associations with particular architectural elements.