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Fri 05.10.2013

Diller and Scofidio in conversation with Dimendberg, Vidler and Polan about Lincoln Center

AIA CES: 1.5 LUs

When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM FRIDAY, MAY 10

Where: At The Center   

The architects Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, AIA, will present their book Lincoln Center Inside Out: An Architectural Account (Damiani, 2013).

Diller and Scofidio will be in conversation about Lincoln Center with Edward Dimendberg, Anthony Vidler, Dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union, and Dana Polan Professor of Cinema Studies at New York University.

Over the past eight years, Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), in close collaboration with FXFOWLE, Beyer Blinder Belle, and Lincoln Center's leadership, has transformed the 50-year-old modernist citadel into a porous and democratic campus. This visually rich document is the first comprehensive book to feature the extensive redevelopment in its entirety. The book details DS+R's interpretation of the modernist project after several generations of social and political change. Through a combination of photographs, drawings, renderings, archival records and texts, the book describes the innovative strategies that have dissolved the public/private divide and effectively turned the campus inside-out, extending the spectacle of the performance halls into the Center's mute public spaces and surrounding streets. Conceived as a cross between an art book, a scholarly record and an architectural diary, this publication demonstrates how the recent redesign both respects and challenges preconceived notions about Lincoln Center and its ongoing role as a cultural hub in an ever-changing city.

Edward Dimendberg is a Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Irvine and the author of Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Architecture after Images (University of Chicago Press, 2013), the first full-length comprehensive monograph on the architects, based on interviews with them, their clients, and collaborators as well as unprecedented access to unpublished documents, sketchbook entries, and archival records. Dimendberg reveals how DS+R continues to expand the definition of architecture, questions the nature of space and vision in contemporary culture, and produces work that is endlessly surprising and rewarding, from New York’s High Line to Blur, an artificial cloud, and Facsimile, a video screen that moves around a building facade. He suggests how the fascination of the architects with evolving forms of media, technology, and building materials has produced works that unsettle distinctions among architecture and other media.


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Organized by: AIANY Interiors Committee

Price: Free for AIA members; $10 for non-members

This program is presented as a part of NYCxDESIGN 2013.

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