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Peter Cook

Mon, Feb 27, 2017    6:30pm

Dreams and Reality
Peter Cook
Response by Bernard Tschumi

Sir Peter Cook is the founder of the radical experimentalist group Archigram and the former Director the Institute for Contemporary Art, London (the ICA) and Bartlett School of Architecture at University College, London and has been a pivotal figure within the global architectural world for over half a century. His collaboration with Gavin Robotham - Cook-Robotham Architectural Bureau (CRAB) was founded in 2006 following their curatorship of the British Pavillion for the Venice Biennale that year. Award winning built projects include the Abedian School of Architecture, Australia; Vienna University of Economics and Business and Kunsthaus Graz in Austria. Sir Cook will discuss his widely published love affair with all things slithering, swarming, and the spooky.

Organized by Columbia GSAPP.

Columbia GSAPP student Jarrett Ley speaks with Sir Peter Cook, one of the founders of the radical experimental group Archigram, on the occasion of his lecture at the School. In this sixth episode of GSAPP Conversations, they discuss architecture as a tool for shaping radical thought, the relationship of the current political climate in Britain, Europe, and the United States on architectural education and practice, and how the most interesting new architectural projects seem to come from unknown architects in smaller countries.