75 Reasons to Live: Lawrence Rinder on Lebbeus Woods’s Quake City, from the San Francisco Project: Inhabiting the Quake

Lawrence Rinder is the director of the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and is speaking here about Lebbeus Woods's San Francisco Project: Inhabiting the Quake (1995). He describes how Woods's architecture incorporates the assumption that the world is in a state of constant change.

Remember the end of Manhattan, when Woody Allen asks himself what makes life worth living? In January 2010, during SFMOMA's three-day 75th anniversary celebration, 75 people from the Bay Area creative community gave extremely short talks — 7.5 minutes or less! — on a single collection work of their choosing. Someone called it "manic splendor" — and it was. You can view all of the talks on The Anniversary Show exhibition page. Or look for them here, on Open Space.



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