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March 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$10
Architectural education has given into theoretical speculation, social activism and a tsunami of new technologies producing nothing more than hollow concepts, naive ideals and flashy renderings. Where is the eye for detail, materiality and technical skills? Do students a favor and teach them to do more than dream.
Vancouver’s Architectural debates are rubbish.
We’ve all been there: a panel of similar designers with similar views taking it in turns to talk at length about their similar work – too polite, too deferential, too dull. At best they are lukewarm love-ins, critically impotent, elitist and stuffy. Turncoats is a shot in the arm. Framed by theatrically provocative opening gambits, a series of debates will rugby tackle fundamental issues facing contemporary practice with a playful and combative format designed to foment open and critical discussion, turning conventional consensus on its head.