CHANGE OBSERVER : KAOMI GOETZ
It's a design school at least 15 years in the making, an idea that simmered in the back of Jon Kolko's brain. The interactive designer had long wanted to create an environment that could help designers find more meaning in their careers. It was a concern of many of Kolko's former students, who were working at what were considered dream jobs, places like Nike and Starbucks.
PLACES : BARBARA PENNER
For several years now the British director Peter Greenaway — creator of such idiosyncratic films as The Draughtsman's Contract
and The Belly of an Architect
— has been engaged in an ambitious series of digital video installations, "Nine Classic Paintings Revisited." The first, in Amsterdam, explored the drama and imagery of Rembrandt's The Night Watch
; the second, performed in Milan, focused on Leonardo's The Last Supper
. The most recent, shown at the 2009 Venice Biennale, recreated Paolo Veronese's The Wedding at Cana
in its original location in the refectory at San Giorgio Maggiore. Architectural historian and Places contributing editor Barbara Penner describes an experience that blends — and bends — genres.