How Buildings Learn “Flow” 1/6

This is Steward Brand’s TV series ‘How Buildings Learn’. The series was aired by the BBC in 1997. Thoughts and facts on what happens to buildings after they’re built are still highly relevant. Following episodes will be posted on this blog in the coming weeks. The music is by Brian Eno. Keep your eyes and ears open.


Ignaz Strebel is an urban geographer and senior scientist at the University of Lausanne. His research is on the social and material practices that make up and transform urban systems. Using ethnography and audio-visual projects, he currently researches building care work, energy infrastructure services and the transformation capacities of prefabricated buildings.

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