In his lecture, "Sticks and Stones," Frank Barkow will explore ideas of experimentation and Barkow Leibinger's belief that invention, discovery, and imagination are best triggered by the physical making of things.
STICKS AND STONES
In our practice, experimentation revolves around the belief that invention, discovery, and imagination are best triggered by the physical making of things; they, in turn, tell you what to do, tell you what they are. Experimentation also revolves around our belief that architecture can generate its own forms of knowledge and expertise: that architecture can only evolve by challenging the status quo, seeking new methods of production, transforming materials, and developing techniques for space-making. Experimentation is a process of trial and error, failure and success, that needs its own space, one independent from the day-to-day demands of deadlines, budgets, and baseline pragmatism.