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I was thinking of throwing a party. Possibly a pool party. Not an architecture party per se, but more like Philip Johnson's salons where architecture was the backdrop for conversations amongst tastemakers from different fields. He entertained Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and countless others. Johnson made architecture a cultural event. He freed the topics of buildings and design from an endless cycle of architects speaking to each other in favor of a larger cultural forum. Today the Glass House carries on this legacy through the Glass House Conversations and the new program, Conversations in Context.
If we were to throw a party, an updated version of Johnson's salons, who should we invite?
Joel gave the final word
A few people I thought of:
Oprah Winfrey Money CAN move mountains
Bill Gates Ditto
Warren Buffet Ditto
Martha Stewart For her attempts at producing a
self sufficient community
Jonathan Reckford CEO Habitat for Humanity
Brad Pitts Commitment to sustainable housing
Angelina Jolie Ditto
Sandra Bullock Housing work
Arthur P. Ziegler,Jr. President Pittsburgh History and
Ryan Landry Founder The Gold Dust Orphans and
a strong community activist
Alexandra Billings Actress, producer, community activist.
Joel Folliard Just ’cause!
Wednesday, June 29 at 8:25am
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