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Peter Cook Enjoys Being Silly
Saturday, 29 October 2016


"Away with the sourpusses, the wailing Willies, the sobersides, the brow furrowers, the eternally serious, the sweet-sour ones, the forever important!" Bruno Taut


Part 1 - Impulse Talk by Peter Cook

34 years after his first show at Aedes Architecture Forum - Peter Cook and his companions Wolf Prix, Zvi Hecker, Odile Decq and Thom Mayne exchanged ideas and experiences about a life devoted to architecture and the importance of being silly.


Part 2 - Discussion

Place: ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin
Date: Saturday, 29 October 2016
Red Carpet Symposium: 4:30 pm at ANCB (doors open at 4:00 pm)
Exhibition Opening: "Peter Cook. Retrospektive" 7:00 pm at the Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing, Christinenstr. 18a, 10119 Berlin
Reception at ANCB: starting at 8:00 pm

Peter Cook was born in 1936 in Southend-on-Sea, UK, and graduated from AA Architectural Association in London. He founded the architecture magazine Archigram, which was first published in the 1960s in London, as well as the group of the same name. Since the 1980s he has been teaching at eminent universities worldwide, principally at AA, London, Städelschule Frankfurt and has been involved in the reinvention of the Bartlett UCL, London. Notable buildings are: Graz Kunsthaus (with C. Fourier), Abedian Architecture School, Queensland (with G. Robotham), Arts University Bournemouth ‘CRAB” studio. In 2007, he was knighted by the British Queen for his services to architecture. Sir Peter Cook lives and works in London.

“As mastermind of the legendary Archigram movement, architect, teacher, artist, social utopian, philanthropist and humanist, Peter Cook has influenced generations of students and young architects from all over the world with his powerful and meaningful visionary drawings emphasising his philosophy of a better and fairer world for everyone. Today his message is more important than ever.” Kristin Feireiss

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