Lecture: Material Agency: The Disruptive Nature of Architectural Innovation
Host: University of Southern California School of Architecture
November 10, 2022
Experimentation is a critical part of the creative process in many fields, and achievement within the arts and sciences is measured by the contribution of novel practices and insights. Throughout architectural history, experimentation in buildings has repeatedly come under public attack as being frivolous and expensive, yet the exploration of new material and formal applications is fundamental to the advancement of the discipline. This talk will consider the disruptive nature of material innovation in architecture, how it is practiced effectively, and how we might measure its outcomes.