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MoMA Talks: Conversations

MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art

Arts, Visual Arts

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Arts 195
Visual Arts 18

Curators, scholars, and artists discuss modern and contemporary art. To view images of these artworks, please visit the Online Collection at moma.org/collection. MoMA Audio is available free of charge courtesy of Bloomberg.

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From the Earth Up: Architecture as a Social Catalyst

February 10th, 2011

Episode 160 of 192 episodes

Thursday, November 11, 2010, 6:00 p.m. Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building Architect Francis Kéré’s design for a school in Gando, Burkina Faso, and artist Harun Farocki’s documentary film In Comparison (2009), are featured in the exhibition Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement (October 3, 2010-January 3, 2011). Both projects address traditions of brick production. In this evening’s program, Kéré and Farocki discuss the social issues surrounding the construction—with local materials and human labor—of Kéré’s school and a Burkina Faso-based clinic that Farocki filmed. Architect Toshiko Mori moderates the discussion. In conjunction with the exhibition Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement

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