Category Archives: Lectures

“When you finish a big work you get the baby blues”

Pelli, Andreu expound on architectural theory Zeke Miller and Paul Needham Yale Daily News 2/21/08

“Monday’s discussion was characterized by Andreu’s obvious emotional attachment to his work. The famed architect of airports such as Charles de Gaulle in Paris — and whose recent work, the new Opera House in Beijing, is making an international splash in the architectural world — explained that the end of a project provides an opportunity for reflection on architectural ideas.

“’When you finish a big work you get the baby blues,’ he said. ‘And the only way to cure it is to go back to some origin and the principles that have guided you and to accept the time as a moment to consider theory.’”

 Posted by: Tanya

You’re Not the Boss of Me

Bound By Law? cover
Tales From the Public Domain: Bound By Law? Created by Duke’s Center for the Study of the Public Domain

This weekend at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh: “You’re Not the Boss of Me: Copyright and Transgression Festival.”

“Artists, critics, lawyers and filmmakers will discuss copyright, criminality, fair use and transgression in contemporary American culture as they relate to issues of cultural ownership and cultural heritage in an informal and open forum.”

The festival features a lecture by Duke Law professor James Boyle, Director of the Duke Center for the Public Domain, artist Jacob Ciocci (co-founder of Paper Rad, see previous post), and a performance by the white-hot mash up artist Girl Talk, among others. Go here for the full schedule.

Posted by: Ian McDermott

Listen to Vincent Scully on iTunes!

Yale launches podcast library on iTunes

“Free podcasts featuring University faculty and distinguished visitors to Yale speaking on a wide range of topics are now available through Apple’s iTunes.

“The Yale podcast series debuted on iTunes with a score of public talks and interviews featuring members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and professors from the Schools of Architecture, Law, Medicine, Management and Forestry & Environmental Studies, as well as visiting speakers.”

Read more at the Yale Bulletin

Find list of available podcasts at the Office of Public Affairs

Listen to Vincent Scully’s lecture: Philip Johnson: Life and Work Examined by famed Architectural Critic