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building a hero

June 10, 2013

UN security Council chamberThis past weekend I was privileged to attend the AIA symposium on Le Corbusier in New York. The forum dovetailed with the opening of the Le Corbusier show starting up at MOMA and the opening of newly renovated rooms at the UN. This morning I got to tour some of the rooms and found them to be extremely thought-provoking. Assistant Secretary General Michael Adlerstein guided the tour and lovingly described a method of thinking about rooms that promotes the highest human ideals. In the Security Chamber the crescent moon table was not to be touched because the dialogue that the configuration garnered prevented a WWIII. The beautiful Finn Juhl designed Trustee Chamber has changed it’s function and configuration since colonial rule is no longer an issue.  Illustrations where proximity and dialogue is necessary and design is a conduit for good.


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