FAT in conversation with Charles Jencks
Launch of AD, jointly edited by FAT and Charles Jencks
Date: Monday 31 October 2011
Venue: Lecture Hall
Radical Post-Modernism, edited by Charles Jencks and FAT (Sean Griffiths, Charles Holland and Sam Jacob) marks the resurgence of a critical architecture that engages in a far-reaching way with issues of taste, space, character and ornament. Bridging high and low cultures, it immerses itself in the age of information, embracing meaning and communication, embroiling itself in the dirty politics of taste by drawing ideas from beyond the narrow confines of
architecture. It is a multi-dimensional, amorphous category, which is heavily influenced by contemporary art, cultural theory, modern literature and everyday life.
This edition of AD demonstrates how, in the age of late capitalism, Radical Post-Modernism can provide an architecture of resistance and contemporary relevance.