The dirty politics of taste

Charles Jencks will join Sean Griffiths, Charles Holland, and Sam Jacob of FAT on Monday, October 31st, at the Architectural Association, celebrating Halloween with a discussion of "radical postmodernism" and launching their new, co-edited issue of AD.

That issue "marks the resurgence of a critical architecture that engages in a far-reaching way with issues of taste, space, character and ornament. Bridging high and low cultures," the editors explain, radical postmodernism "immerses itself in the age of information, embracing meaning and communication, embroiling itself in the dirty politics of taste by drawing ideas from beyond the narrow confines of architecture. It is a multi-dimensional, amorphous category, which is heavily influenced by contemporary art, cultural theory, modern literature and everyday life."

The event is free and open to the public, and kicks off at 6pm.

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Blogger tino said...

Hi there Geoff,
Kudos on the blog, great stuff as usual. Let me please draw your attention to a(n off-)topic I thought might interest you: Night Climbing in Cambridge.

Maybe you already know all about it, but I had no idea it was such a rich tradition! Some of the books mentioned in this wikipedia article sound quite interesting:

Please excuse me for using the comments section for this sort of thing, but I though other readers might enjoy that as well.


November 04, 2011 2:28 AM  
Blogger Geoff Manaugh said...

No problem, Martín, thanks for the tip!

November 06, 2011 3:19 PM  

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