Fun to Failure – Architecture in Ruin

© James Beckett

© James Beckett

Michiel van Iersel of the Failed Architecture research platform will be talking with architect Douglas Murphy about his book on the relationship between modern architecture and ideas about failure. This will be followed by music and sound presentations that further resonate with the theme of design and decay. Composer Natalia Domínguez Rangel will present a sound installation inspired by Beckett’s Palace Ruin and War Tone will stage a conflict between club and ambient music and noise. Berlin-based record label YYAA will offer an earthy note as Rupert Smyth and Backtearer deal with high-technology in a way that is nonetheless organic.

talk in Amsterdam on 23rd September 2016