An African Perspective. Interviewed by Jochen Becker (metroZones) on Vimeo


  • Denise Scott-Brown: An African Perspective. Interviewed by Jochen Becker (metroZones) on Vimeo

    The video discusses Denise Scott-Brown’s »African Perspective«: Born in Northern Rhodesia (now Sambia) and grown up in Johannesburg, she entered the London and US-American scene of urban research, architecture and social engagement with a different view. Parts of her family have been Baltic jews, other parts have been strong followers of British colonial rules and the South African Apartheid-state.

    The interview, taken at her Philadelphia home which she shares with her professional partner and husband Robert Venturi (who died 2018), was part of a research on their methods of artistic driven urban cultural research on Las Vegas, by us applied on the »Religious Strip« of Prayer Camps along a highway north of Lagos/Nigeria.
    More on that you will find in the contributions by Jochen Becker as well as the artists Sabine Bitter/Helmut Weber in the publication »Global Prayers - Contemporary Manifestations of the Religious in the City«, edited by Jochen Becker, Katrin Klingan, Stephan Lanz and Kathrin Wildner.
    The original conversation took almost a day until dawn and the video storage was finally exhausted. We want to thank Denise Scott Brown as well as Robert Venturi for that wonderful day.

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