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E1027: Design for Living

AIA CES: 1.5 LU
When: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM FRIDAY, JUNE 26
Where: At The Center

How do we put modernist design and architecture into words? That is what architect-designer Eileen Gray and architect-critic Jean Badovici attempted to do in the 1920s with their conversations, published as
From Eclecticism to Doubt, in L’Architecture Vivante, 1929. Together, as partners in work and love, they built a house by the sea-code name E1027–that illustrated the questions explored in their dialogues. Paramount was Gray's position that design is “not a matter of simply constructing beautiful ensembles of lines, but above all dwellings for people.”

Join us for a performance on Friday, June 26, as these groundbreaking discussions between Eileen Gray and Jean Badovici are brought to life by two actors, Anne Priol and Mica Smadja, through a multi-media staged reading adapted and directed by artist Elizabeth Lennard. Together, Gray and Badovici, Priol and Smadja, chart out early modern design priciples as they discuss the relation of house to landscape and climate, how to harmonize the interior with the exterior; and the cold calculations of architectural theory versus human emotions. Gray and Badovici express opposite points of view until they find a new way to design and build together and reconcile their differences.

Organized by: Center for Architecture

Price: $10 for AIA members and students with a valid ID; $15 for non-members

Please RSVP here.

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