THE RALLY 14/23
Date: Saturday 10 July 1976
The Rally: Celebrating the Art and Wit of Architecture: an event held at Art Net during the heatwave of July 1976. During the few years of its effervescent existence under Peter Cook's curatorship, Art Net was part art gallery, part architectural exhibition space, and part tribal gathering for various 'scenes'. Alongside the publication of the magazine Net, the space on West Central Street hosted a series of notable exhibitions, talks, and conferences. Peter Cook described Art Net as 'a kind of ad hoc institution where we hope that the people who are talking will knock up against one another' - a hope repeatedly fulfilled during the two weeks of The Rally. Richard Meier talks about his Twin Parks scattered site housing development; aluminium-clad residential blocks for a Bronx welfare project; and The Atheneum in New Harmony. He also presents various entries to the 'Shinkenchiku residential design competition 1976: house for an intersection', for which he wrote the program in an attempt to get architects to build what they really wanted to build. NB: Sound loss at 70 mins then infrequent audio problems until end.The next disc in this series includes several comments by the competition entrants themselves (including Peter Smithson discussing his winning entry Yellow House).
All lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students unless otherwise stated.