Capita Selecta: Arts and Architecture

Pezo von Ellrichshausen

The past ten to fifteen years the Dutch architectural practice has had a strong focus on the financial and economical aspects of the building activity. Building was mainly an economical act, instead of a cultural expression. At a time in which the economical motives behind the act of building seem to have vanished we focus in this lecture series on the cultural aspect of our profession. To recalibrate architecture as a cultural act, in dialogue with and embedded within the rich tradition of the arts.