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Duel + Duet: Ray Kappe and Hernan Diaz Alonso (March 2, 2016)01:28:44

Ray Kappe describes the founding of SCI-Arc, stressing the revolutionary culture of the era, and the architectural experiments of Archigram, Stirling and others. He and the other original participants in SCI-Arc felt free to invent a totally new way of learning. Kappe describes how his disinterest in the historical reference side of postmodernism led, in the early 1980s, to creating within SCI-Arc the Futures Institute, as an alternative. Kappe remarks that he never saw himself as someone disrupting architectural discourse, but--hopefully--becoming part of the continuum. Diaz Alonso presents Kappe’s 10 Most Important Principles for an architect, and asks what he would he feels is most important to teach students now. Kappe responds that students today work in a completely different environment.
Ray Kappe describes the founding of SCI-Arc, stressing the revolutionary culture of the era, and the architectural experiments of Archigram, Stirling and others. He and the other original participants in SCI-Arc felt free to invent a totally new way of learning. Kappe describes how his disinterest in the historical reference side of postmodernism led, in the early 1980s, to creating within SCI-Arc the Futures Institute, as an alternative. Kappe remarks that he never saw himself as someone disrupting architectural discourse, but--hopefully--becoming part of the continuum. Diaz Alonso presents Kappe’s 10 Most Important Principles for an architect, and asks what he would he feels is most important to teach students now. Kappe responds that students today work in a completely different environment.
Ray Kappe describes the founding of SCI-Arc, stressing the revolutionary culture of the era, and the architectural experiments of Archigram, Stirling and others. He and the other original participants in SCI-Arc felt free to invent a totally new way of learning. Kappe describes how his disinterest in the historical reference side of postmodernism led, in the early 1980s, to creating within SCI-Arc the Futures Institute, as an alternative. Kappe remarks that he never saw himself as someone disrupting architectural discourse, but--hopefully--becoming part of the continuum. Diaz Alonso presents Kappe’s 10 Most Important Principles for an architect, and asks what he would he feels is most important to teach students now. Kappe responds that students today work in a completely different environment.