In ARCH+ 251: Unternehmen Architektur (The Business of Architecture), Will Orr and Ricardo Ruivo published their essay “The Pyramid and the Labyrinth” discussing the dysfunctional relationship between architectural practice and academia—a dysfunctionality precisely due to their different economic realities. For this event at UdK, they will further elaborate on this torn relationship while exploring the class divide within architecture.
Will Orr and Ricardo Ruivo are both architectural theorists and hosts of the streetsweeper podcast. Both completed their PhD at the Architectural Association in London, where Ricardo Ruivo taught History and Theory and Will Orr currently teaches History and Critical Thinking.
After the lecture, Jakob Walter, one of the initiators and editors of ARCH+ 251, who is currently teaching at the ETH Chair Architecture of Territory, will join them for a discussion.
This ARCH+ feature is a collaboration with Protocol Talks, a new series held in the context of the new issue of the UdK´s magazine on architecture. The series will deal with the question of which financial, political, and bureaucratic infrastructures are bound to architectural practice and how we can form alternative alliances to deal with these structures—questions at the center of ARCH+ 251 as well.
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