Building a Discursive Culture of Architecture
“To live together in the world means essentially that a world of things is between those who have it in common, as a table is located between those who sit around it, the world, like every in-between, relates and separates men at the same time.” -Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition
At RISD architecture, discursive culture begins at the table – the drawing table, the crit table, the seminar table. The faculty understands that the architects we are educating will make more than drawings, models, and buildings. They will make discourse. They will act as public intellectuals. They will instigate debates surrounding spatial politics. They will campaign for social equity and inclusion. They will be activists in their practices – spoken, written, and designed.
Assistant Professor Emanuel Admassu hosts Ilze Wolff for the Inaugural Design Research Seed Fund Table Talk