From: nic musolino <subject@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 1996 23:20:03 -0500
>sgp: did you attend the Sorkin lecture? opinion?
OK words (seemed like the opening was an excerpt from a new book; could
have been tighter if it was), tedious projects (a colleague who used to and
maybe still ran with the beautiful crowd -i.e, REIA, Storefront, etc. -
said that was the word amongst friends). The most interesting was the
simplest (and possibly the most critical): as a act of resistance to the
auto (which enlivens my daily commute down B'Way- though sometimes
pedestrians are more dangerous than cars), plant a tree in the middle of an
intersection. Incredibly lame crowd (further reinforcing my dimishing
respect for most everyone affiliated with Columbia- save the nebulous spN).
Sorkin dodged my question about the horse cart question of design and
social agency (does good design drive change or are socially conscious
architects barking up the wrong tree with strident gallery shows?) by
claiming he had done his turn @ the Voice.
Looking forward to Marcuse.