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Sanford Kwinter

07 June 2005

Sanford Kwinter conducted a workshop with the students of the architecture class. In an informal setting, students participated in discussions with the guest and engaged in the theoretical expertise and currencies of the world-renowned Canadian architectural writer and theorist.

Sanford Kwinter's main interests are contemporary technology, material cultural and intellectual issues in design. He co-founded the publishing company ZONE Books (later to become part of MIT Press), which includes the journal ZONE, a serial publication on philosophy and contemporary culture. He was a co-editor of ZONE 1/2: The Contemporary City and ZONE 6: Incorporations. Besides numerous important essays, his own work includes the books, Architectures of Time: Toward a Theory of the Event in Modernist Culture (2001), Mutations (2000), Rem Koolhaas: Conversations With Students (1996) and Far from Equilibrium (Actar, 2008). His ideas and work have been influential in a range of fields, including design, architecture, the arts and humanities and reformulated the way that we understand and go about cultural production in the widest sense