Merrill Elam will present the film On Imagination: Conversations with Architects at Georgia Tech
On January 25, 2010 Merrill Elam will present the film On Imagination: Conversations with Architects as part of the Georgia Institute of Technology Symposium 2010: Imaging a Better Future.
On Imagination: Conversations with Architects is a one hundred five minute film probing the illusive, ephemeral and undefinable capacity of the imagination through the imaginative musings of some of today’s most creative architects. Imagination is central to the authority of architecture and at the core of architectural discourse, though often as a subtext. The project includes vignettes from eighteen interviews of twenty-two architects including Harry Cobb, Preston Scott Cohen, Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry, Steven Holl, Rem Koolhaas, Diane Lewis, Thom Mayne, Martha Schwartz, Mack Scogin, Michael Sorkin, Elias Torres, Billie Tsien, Michael Van Valkenburgh and Tod Williams. The interviews, which are conversational rather than technical, lend the film the capacity to promote dialogue around the topic of imagination in all creative processes, not just within the project of architecture.