During the spellbinding evening, Pamuk mentioned that he does not really believe in utopias in general, and said that humanity has created "a hundred tons of memory," but only one hundred grams of utopia.
Even more than art, design shapes how we experience our surroundings and ourselves. Think about it: art, almost by definition, abstracts from the details of everyday life; design shapes them in the most immediate way.
At approximately 3:00 p.m. every Thursday, if you're dialed in to 88.9 KXLU radio station straight out of the Loyola Marymount College campus, you will hear The Television Personalities' transmission of the Part Time Punks track.
Cholo goth. Makes total sense. The cultural iconography dovetails seamlessly -- skulls, lace, candles, saints and crucifixes. The music draws on heartbreak, alienation, angst, making it perfect for dystopian youth of all races.
If ideas have a nursery, if they germinate anywhere, it is in the free exchange, the interplay of differing views; the reflections and sparks that diversity causes leading to the sum being not just greater than the parts but also original.
By setting up an "excess" vs "relevance" dichotomy, Cameron Sinclair has created an irrelevant conflict that ignores the full scope of architecture and its role as built manifestation of all our human tendencies.