Monday, May 21, 2012

Your town

To put another spin on it, I am interested in the collegial and the communal aspect of architectural culture. In this I am very influenced by Juan Pablo Bonta’s teasing out of the mechanisms through which buildings enter the canon. He emphasises that that is a consensual, communal process which happens over time and through the input of many and varied voices (and that publication and photography are crucial to it). These are important points. Again it doesn’t deny us individual agency, but it points out that we also act within larger contexts, and in relation to many others.

Yes: Justine Clark in conversation with Andrew Mackenzie. This calls for some Go-Betweens.

This is the Manchester Unity Building in Wellington. Here, amongst other buildings, is the Manchester Unity Building in Melbourne. Here is the Manchester Unity Building in Greytown.

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