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Patrik Schumacher (September 13, 2010) Part 1 of 201:12:01

Eric Owen Moss introduces Patrik Schumacher, comparing him to Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Zaha Hadid, Don Quixote, and Philip Johnson.

Schumacher declares his soon-to-be-published book The Autopoiesis of Architecture will provide a comprehensive and unified theory of architecture to lead the way for a coherent practice. Schumacher argues that parametricism’s scripting techniques that create fluid forms extends the autopoiesis, or self-creation, of architecture within contemporary society.

Schumacher reviews his career, commenting on his initial interest in Marxism, and his exposure to modernism, high tech, and postmodernism.

Schumacher discusses the MAXXI, National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome, by Zaha Hadid Architects, as a successful application of his ideas. Schumacher argues that parametricism is not a stylistic, but an ontological shift.

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