The Case of Concrete

A panel discussion

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 6 pm

Princeton University School of Architecture

How does reinforced concrete help us think materially, about time? From the moment it was invented, this material seemed designed to convey a new longevity—a near-timeless abstraction. Today this abstraction is in question, and since the qualities of concrete have always been worked out in practice first, through making, this panel brings together six practitioners from art, architecture and engineering, to address concrete as cast medium, as recorded ruin, and as building material.

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© Maria Lalou & Skafte Aymo-Boot  2013