THE MAKING OF AN AVANT-GARDE: The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies 1967-1984


Join us for THE MAKING OF AN AVANT-GARDE: The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies 1967-1984,  Monday, November 16th at 7:00PM in the Kellen Auditorium, 66 Fifth Ave.

This film presents the creation and existence of the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in the architectural, cultural, and political climate from 1967 to 1984; from the anti-war riots and the Women’s Rights Movement, to the Paris revolution of May 1968 and the crime-ridden and bankrupt New York City of the 1970s, using rich and abundant footage portraying the period. This story is told through the director’s own archival footage and the voices of some of today’s most renowned architects, who, although they were hardly known a the time, were active participants and leaders at the IAUS, telling compelling stories about the place and their own personal experiences that were never made public before.

Featuring: Peter Eisenman, Diana Agrest, Kenneth Frampton, Mario Gandelsonas, Anthony Vidler, Richard Meier, Charles Gwathmey, Rem Koolhaas, Frank Gehry, Emilio Ambasz, Deborah Berke, Robert Stern, Barbara Jakobson, Mark Wigley, Bernard Tschumi, Joan Ockman, Stan Allen, Julia Bloomfield, Peter Wolf, Frederiecke Taylor, Suzanne Stephens, Paul Lewis, Lucia Allais.

Diana Agrest is an internationally renowned architect, well known for her pioneering approach to architectural and urban design practice and theory. Agrest is a full time Professor at The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union. She has taught at Princeton, Columbia and Yale Universities. She was a Fellow of the IAUS from 1972 to 1984.

Agrest will lead a panel discussion after the screening. Please RSVP here.