'What if, instead of being victimised by the earthquake, we used architecture to embrace it, allowing variations within our architectural programmes that are generated by seismic activity?'
The quote above comes from an interview with with San Francisco Museum of Modern Art curator Joseph Becker, who some of you may remember from earlier this year when he delivered a lecture on architect Lebbeus Woods to a packed auditorium at CPIT.
It wasn't hard to guess why the auditorium was packed. In addition to many other achievements, Woods is renowned for his highly speculative project, Inhabiting the Quake, which investigated the way architecture could interact with, or operate within, seisemic events. Pretty relevant stuff.
In the new issue of Bulletin, senior curator Justin Paton speaks to Becker about Lebbeus Woods, and what Christchurch might learn from him - you can read the full interview online here, or pick up a copy of Bulletin here.