New York Times Senior Critic Michael Kimmelman has turned architecture criticism in New York on its head since he returned a year ago from Berlin to assume the architecture beat. In this lively discussion between Michael Kimmelman (NYT), Steve Wilson (21c), and the public (you), moderated by David Mohney (UK CoD), discover why criticism matters, how it can matter more, and why the critic's role in a city's development is crucial.
Michael Kimmelman is an author, critic, columnist and pianist. He is the senior critic for The New York Times and writes on issues of public housing, public space, infrastructure, community development and social responsibility.
"The role of the architecture critic is ultimately to situate buildings in the larger world and in the larger conversation, which comes down to how society works, what our values are, where we choose to spend our money, and how our blocks and cities define who we are for each other and posterity." -As told to William Richards for the AIA Architect, July 2012
Steve Wilson is the creative force behind 21c Museum Hotels along with his wife and co-founder Laura Lee Brown. Wilson has found success by using his passion and intuition as a guide in hospitality, farming, preservation, philanthropic giving, investing and collecting contemporary art. With the goal of engaging the public with art in a new way and breathing life into urban centers, Brown and Wilson are working with like-minded partners to bring 21c to new markets. Wilson serves as the 21c Museum Hotels’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
David Mohney, FAIA, is Professor of Architecture and Dean Emeritus at the University of Kentucky. He is the author of numerous books and articles on topics related to architecture, urban planning, and design in the public realm.
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PREPARATION: Recent and archived news articles by Michael Kimmelman can be found here: http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/k/michael_kimmelman/index.html
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