Animated and Ambient Performances

author Robert E. Somol
interviewed by Veronika Schmid, Urša Vrhunc


The nature of the discourse into which we have entered, the contemporaneity of it, and the many unknowns, resulted in us seeking opinions from architects directly involved in today's theoretical debate. The purpose of this introduction is twofold. On one hand it points out the two different standpoints within current architectural thought, and on the other, it sets the theoretical background for the interview that we later on conducted.


Within contemporary architectural theory there seem to be two identifiable approaches.