Against Reason: John Lautner and Postwar Architecture (Day 1)
Co-presented by the Hammer Museum and the Getty Research Institute, this two-day symposium includes a series of panels and presentations in which scholars, architects, engineers, and architectural historians employ John Lautner’s nonrational philosophy as a critical window onto postwar architecture in the United States and abroad.
Friday, September 19
Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum
4:00PM – Welcome remarks
Ann Philbin (Director, Hammer Museum)
4:15PM – Session 1: The Search for Fluidity
Stanford Anderson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Alan Hess (architecture critic and author)
Robert Bruegmann (University of Illinois, Chicago)
Followed by a panel discussion, chaired by Wim de Wit (Getty Research Institute).
7:30PM – Engaging Lautner’s Built Legacy in the 21st Century
Four avant-garde architects discuss the challenge of adding a new addition to one of Lautner’s residential structures. Participants include: Hernán Díaz Alonso, Principal, Xefirotarch; Neil M. Denari, Principal, Neil M. Denari Architects; Winka Dubbeldam, Principal, Archi-Tectonics; Frank Escher, Principal, Escher GuneWardena Architecture. Moderated by Christopher J. Alexander, Getty Research Institute.