Bengal Architecture Symposium 01: Now/Next - Peter Buchanan

Sun 20 Mar - Sun 20 Mar' 16

Peter Buchanan at Bengal Architecture Symposiums: Now/Next

He talked about the Key Driver of change in the world, increasing complexity facilitated by computers. Giving an elaborate explanation on how we are coming to the end of modernity in the last forty years. Also about the key issue of our time, “who do we want to be?” Writer, critic, consultant and curator, Peter Buchanan worked as an architect and urban designer/planner before joining the Architect’s Journal and The Architectural Review in 1979, becoming Deputy Editor of the latter in 1982. A freelance since 1992, he curated the travelling exhibitions Renzo Piano Building Workshop: Selected Projects and Ten Shades of Green for The Architectural League of New York and published copiously in journals from many countries. His many books include the five volumes of Renzo Piano Building Workshop: Complete Works (Phaidon Press) and Ten Shades of Green (WW Norton). At the end of 2011, The Architectural Review launched “The Big Rethink”, a year-long campaign of essays and events with at its core a series of monthly essays by Peter Buchanan. The essays are intended to involve architects in the challenges posed by the global economic and environmental crises. Architects are encouraged to re-evaluate the role of their profession, and to change architecture and design practice in order to meet the challenges posed by the crises while improving the “life”. Buchanan has lectured and taught summer schools and master classes and lectured in a wide range of places including universities and has published in journals of many countries. Watch the entire Symposium at 

Originally recorded on 20th March 2016 at KIB Auditorium, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Organized by Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements in association with the Bengal Foundation.

©Bengal Foundation 2016