The Sound and Video Collection – about 800 titles – includes recordings of lectures, conferences and public reviews held at the School of Architecture from 1975 to the present. This archive consists of several different analog media formats (such as Cassette Tape, Hi-8, VHS), as well as born-digital files. The VRC is currently engaged in a digitization project to preserve these recordings and make them accessible on DVD and the web. Currently, all recordings are available upon request, and an online catalog is in development.
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Spring 2013 Lecture Series: What I Did Next - Princeton's Alternative Architectural Practices
24 April, 2013
"Curators," featuring Azra Aksamija, Henry Urbach, Jana Leo de Blas, Mark Wasiuta, and Pablo Garcia (Intro by Alejandro Zaera-Polo)
17 April, 2013
"Thinking Technology," featuring Ariane Lourie Harrison, John Ochsendorf, Lydia Kallipoliti, and Nicholas de Monchaux (Intro by Alejandro Zaera-Polo)
10 April, 2013
"Educators," featuring S.M. Can Bilsel, Sarah Whiting, Jonathan Solomon, Jonathan Massey, and Rodolphe El-Khoury (Intro by Alejandro Zaera-Polo)
3 April, 2013
SoA Lecture, "Brave New Worlds," featuring Alysa Nahmias, Dirk Hebel, Kunle Adeyemi, and Leonardo Díaz-Borioli (Intro by Alejandro Zaera-Polo)
27 March, 2013
"New Brave Worlds (Asia)" featuring Eunice Seng, Wenjing Huang, Ling Fan, Marisa Yiu, and Rossana Ru-Shan Hu (Intro by Alejandro Zaera-Polo)
6 March, 2013
"Old World," featuring Alex Haw, Angel Borrego Cubero, Jörg Stollman, Jürgen Mayer, and Merritt Bucholz (Intro by Alejandro Zaera-Polo)
27 February, 2013
"Rustbelt," featuring Alex Mergold, Meredith Miller, Sergio López-Piñeiro Perez, Troy Shaum and Rosalyne Sheih (Intro by Alejandro Zaera-Polo)
20 February, 2013
"New Kids on the Block," featuring Chris Leong, Emily Abruzzo/Gerald Bodziak, Julian Rose/Garret Ricciardi, Hayley Eber, and Urtzi Grau (Intro by Alejandro Zaera-Polo)
Fall 2012 Lecture Series: What I Did Next - Princeton's Alternative Architectural Practices
See below for recent lectures.
28 November, 2012
"Digital Geometries," featuring Ingeborg Rocker, Michael Young/Kutan Ayata, Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, and Yusuke Obuchi (Intro by Alejandro Zaera-Polo)
14 November, 2012
"Greens," featuring Janette Kim, Jason Pearson, Julia Czerniak, and Michelle Kaufmann (Intro by Alejandro Zaera-Polo)
8 November, 2012
"Animate Matter," featuring Brandon Clifford, Greg Lynn, Michelle Fornabai and Caroline O'Donnell (Intro by Alejandro Zaera-Polo)
24 October, 2012
"Urbanisms," featuring Ed Mitchell, Nataly Gattegno/Jason Johnson, Rafi Segal, and Ray Gastil (Intro by Alejandro Zaera-Polo)
17 October, 2012
"Pen Power," featuring Beatriz Preciado, Emmanuel Petit, Lucia Allais [not included in online video], Timothy Hyde, Mark Linder, and M. Ijlal Muzaffar (Intro by Alejandro Zaera-Polo)
10 October, 2012
"Practice Matters," featuring Adam Yarinsky/Stephen Cassell, Kevin Kennon, Paul Lewis/Marc Tsurumaki/David Lewis, Luke Ogrydziak/Zoë Prillinger (Intro by Alejandro Zaera-Polo)
3 October, 2012
"Media Agents," featuring Amanda Rees Lawrence, Matthew Bannister, Craig Buckley, Eva France i Gilabert, Jeannie Kim, and Thomas Weaver (Intro by Alejandro Zaera-Polo)
26 September, 2012
"Critical Politics," featuring Felicity Scott, Keller Easterling, Reinhold Martin, and Arindam Dutta (Intro by Alejandro Zaera-Polo)
Spring 2012 Lecture Series: Constructed Atmospheres
See below for recent lectures.
25 April, 2012
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, "Rooms, Parks and Stages, and Jonathan Hill, "Weather Architecture" (Intro. by Philippe Rahm).
18 April, 2012
Iñaki Ábalos, "Air in Motion. 5 Works," and Michael Jakob, "Sublime Atmospheres: Architecture and Vertigo" (Intro. by Stan Allen).
11 April, 2012
Cristina Díaz Moreno & Efrén García Grinda, "Carnal and Mundane Atmospheres," and Laurent Stalder, "From Space to Atmosphere" (Intro. by Philippe Rahm).
9 April, 2012 - Open House
Jeanne Gang (Intro. by Stan Allen).
28 March, 2012
Sheila Kennedy, "Sleeping Beauty: Predicaments of Materiality in the Construction of Architecture" (Intro. by Philippe Rahm).
5 March, 2012 - Atelier Lecture
Chip Lord, "Ant Farm: Then and Now" (Intro. by Stan Allen and Fritz Haeg).
22 February, 2012
Sean Lally, "The Air on other Planets," and Michelle Addington, "Contingent Phenomena" (Intro. by Stan Allen and Philippe Rahm).
Fall 2011 Lecture Series: Facts on the Ground
See below for recent lectures and special events.
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5 December, 2011
Sou Fujimoto, "Primitive Future" (Intro. by Stan Allen).
1 December, 2011
Kenneth Frampton, "Keywords: A Reflection on the State of Things, Including the Membrane" (Intro. by Stan Allen and Alejandro Zaera-Polo).
30 November, 2011
Francisco Mangado, "Arquitectura con la mano izquierda / Architecture with the Left Hand" (Intro. by Stan Allen).
28 November, 2011
Winy Maas, "What's Next?" (Intro. by Stan Allen).
16 November, 2011
Preston Scott Cohen, "The Hidden Core of Architecture" (Intro. by Stan Allen).
14 November, 2011
Giancarlo Mazzanti, "Landscapes, Bands, Modules, and Systems" (Intro. by Stan Allen).
9 November, 2011
Sylvia Lavin, "Recent Works" (Intro. by Stan Allen).
7 November, 2011 - Open House Lecture
Elizabeth Diller, "Three Short Stories" (Intro. by Stan Allen).
5 October, 2011
Michael Maltzan, "The House is Flooded" (Intro. by Stan Allen).
26 September, 2011
Carme Pinós, "from de context" (Intro. by Stan Allen).
19 October, 2011 - The Kassler Lecture
Stanley Tigerman, "Displacement" (Intro. by Stan Allen).
12 October, 2011 - Center for Architecture, Urbanism and Infrastructure (CAUI) Lecture
Daniel Abramson, "Obsolescence, History, and the Present Crisis" (Intro. by Mario Gandelsonas and Lucia Allais, with a response by Jonathan Levy).