Eric Owen Moss (Raimund Abraham Lecture): The Man from the Country Where No One Else Lives

Here’s how it happens:
Somewhere there’s an instinct.
The culture says, “no”.

The architect insists,
resists,
begins to explore,
evolves;
becomes pragmatic;
becomes experienced;
becomes system,
becomes method;
becomes teachable;
becomes learned;
becomes culture.

A practiced pattern of practice replaces the original instinct.

What didn’t exist,
Fumbles,
Tumbles,
Stumbles
Doesn’t crumble –
Stands, provisionally,
Unsteady to steady,
Unbalanced to balanced,
And comes to rest as a new pro forma.
Now the culture says, “yes”.
Too late.

FROM I DON’T KNOW TO NOW I KNOW….

When I don’t know becomes now I know,
Architecture’s finished.

When last year’s words become next year’s words,
Architecture’s done.

Style arrives.

Lecture

Event Details:


  • When: 

    Wednesday, March 6, 2013
    7:00 p.m.

  • Where: 

    SCI-Arc, W.M. Keck Lecture Hall
    960 East 3rd St.
    Los Angeles, CA

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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