Matter, Material, Materiality

Matter, Material, Materiality: Thoughts on the Social Life of Design
Arjun Appadurai

Piper Auditorium, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
2nd march 2011

A rich and widely placed lecture.

Limitation
Architecture as the means of limiting possibilities of fashion. Planning as the means of limiting the possibilities of architecture.

Intangible infrastructure
The effortful production of everyday peace and its other outcomes: conviviality, warmth.

Ordinary inputs
The involvement of everyday people in the process of planning and design is a reality, not least since it is the ordinary that occupies the built product of the process. Still an imperative to improve the processes by which architecture and planning are delivered.

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