06.11.2019 ‘A life of Counter-factual Histories and the Imperative of Grounding’
Lecture at the Bartlett – London
Londoners queue to hear Peter Wilson speak at the Bartlett School of Architecture (University College) on November 6th.
His theme was ‘A life of Counter-factual Histories and the Imperative of Grounding’. The first theme was illustrated with research projects from the 1970s and 1980s – The Water House, The Bird House etc. also the Clandeboye Artists pavilion which in 1984 signaled a shift from the theme of ‘Architecture Parlante’ to ‘the tectonic’ – the making of things.
Grounding emerged with library projects for Münster and the recent Luxembourg National Library. Also in the Albanian peppering experiments in Korça which prompted one student to ask `Is it not too much?’ to which Wilson replied ‘When does an architect say no?’.