Publisher: Uro Publications, Editor: Scott Woods, ISBN: 9780648685890, Format: Paperback, 128pp, 234x151mm, Year published: Sept 2021
What We Talk About When We Talk About Architecture documents a series of conversations with some of contemporary architecture’s most accomplished thinkers and practitioners.
The conversations took place in 2018 and 2019 at the Melbourne School of Design (MSD), The University of Melbourne, with visiting lecturers Beatriz Colomina, Peter Wilson and Rural Urban Framework’s John Lin and Joshua Bolchover. Where their lectures gave insight into their buildings, these conversations dive deeper into the ideas and processes behind them—the players, places, forces, cultural imperatives and ideologies that buttress every work of architecture, but that are often obscured by the glamour of the finished output.
A set of essays on the themes uncovered by writers including Diane Yvonne Francis Ghirardo, Justin Clemens and Sven-Olov Wallenstein offer fresh insights from inside and outside the discipline of architecture, rounding out this thought-provoking book.
About the featured architects:
Beatriz Colomina is the Howard Crosby Butler Professor of the History of Architecture at Princeton University. Her latest book is X-Ray Architecture (Lars Muller, 2019). In 2020 she was awarded the Ada Louise Huxtable Prize for her
contributions to the field of architecture.
Peter Wilson is an Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medalist and teaches at a number of universities worldwide. With Julia Bolles-Wilson he established BOLLES+WILSON, a Münster-based architecture office operating internationally.
Rural Urban Framework (RUF) is a research and design collaborative established by Joshua Bolchover and John Lin in 2005 at the University of Hong Kong. RUF’s projects have been published and exhibited widely.
About the editor:
Scott Woods is an academic fellow in architecture at the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne.