Darryl Chen, 11 06 13


Darryl Chen will be joining the final Failed Architecture event of the season. Also on the panel will be Ole Bouman, Matthias Bottger, Arjen Oosterman and Mark Studholme moving beyond ruin porn and blind futurism to discuss the benefits of failure.

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2013
Time: 20:00 – 23:00 (19:00 doors open)
Location: TrouwAmsterdam
Address: Wibautstraat 127, Amsterdam

Can we benefit from failure? Is there live after Modernism? Can dystopia be productive? Is there a future for architecture criticism?

In the last two years Failed Architecture has explored the dark and disastrous side of architecture, from long neglected industrial ruins and abandoned new towns to Britain’s riot-torn neighborhoods and the corporate takeover in sell-out-cities.

Throughout our series of talkshows ‘Failed architecture’ was almost unanimously, by architects and non-architects alike, regarded as an oxymoron: architecture itself cannot fail, people and politics are the main causes for malfunctioning buildings and areas. And (therefore) architects can never be held solely responsible for the criticism that their creations, rightly or wrongly, are exposed to.

During our season finale, the last talkshow before the summer, we move beyond the ruin porn and blind futurism of yesteryear and will bring a wide range of perspectives on the success of failure, the resilience of architecture and the architect’s responsibility in a ravaged world.


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