Talk: Learning from Learning from Las Vegas. A Deadpan Tour on the Endless Strip of the Contemporary
Conference: The Low End Theory
Date: Day 2 – 15:30
Location: E-Werk Kesselsaal, Gelmeroda
Martin Kiel and Stephan Porombka set out to learn from the cult classic "Learning from Las Vegas". For both of them this book by architects Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi, published in 1972, is not only a still relevant attempt at a solution. Even today there are still surprising hints on how to deal with the tension between high & low. Kiel and Porombka therefore read "Learning from Las Vegas" as a learning and exercise book which allows to experiment with the complex confusion of the present. With curiosity for the other. With increased intellectuality. With pleasure deriving from one’s own productivity. But above all with the necessary wit and humor. In order to explain this "learning from" as a program for the art of living, Martin Kiel is currently on his way to Las Vegas with a research group. From there he will supplement the exercise proposals presented by Stephan Porombka at the Digital Bauhaus Summit in Weimar with exclusive live reports.