Join the Center for Architecture for a lecture by James Wines, President of SITE NY, as he explores the messages communicated, impact on the natural environment, and cost implications of buildings and public art since the 1960s. In this program, Wines credits the influence of aesthetic innovation, contextual sensitivity, and economical construction achieved at a smaller scale as an alternative to the current architecture profession’s tendency to favor massive structures based on elaborate formal strategies. The lecture will also address the challenges of re-thinking public works in a post-pandemic world.

“Forcing yourself to use restricted means is the sort of restraint that liberates invention. It obliges you to make a kind of progress you can’t even imagine in advance.” – Pablo Picasso