The Shape of Plain exhibition hosted the first of its program of open lectures last week. The talk was given by Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen of Yale School of Architecture. It illuminated on the influence of George Kubler's book The Shape of Time had on American architecture in the 1960s. Most specifically on the work of Eero Saarinen. Attention was placed on ideas about hybridity and ambiguity, that are present in Robert Venturi's 1966 book Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture.
Please bear in mind that the next event will take place on December 14, at Museu Gulbenkian. It will be a round table where the idea of 'Plain Arts' will be discussed by João Vieira Caldas, Joana Cunha Leal, Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues and Jorge Figueira.