Victor Vroegindeweij and Jan Nauta at the Architectural Association in London

Photo: Amit Lennon

Photo: Amit Lennon

ONS director Victor Vroegindeweij and Studio Nauta principle architect Jan Nauta will talk about their interactive documentary Memory Bank on Friday October 14 at the Architectural Association in London.

Cedric Price was an eccentric genius who inspired the Millennium Dome, the London Eye and the Pompidou Centre. The Office for Nonfiction Storytelling and Studio Nauta made a Interactive Interview Project called Cedric Price Memory Bank on the Brandy binging, cigar-slinging enfant de terrible of the London architecture scene. 

Cedric Price (1934-2003) was an architect whose oeuvre, though mostly unbuilt, has had a marked influence on contemporary architecture. Through his drawings, teaching and writing Price questioned architecture's identification with building alone, which was tied in part to his suspicion of institutions and their desire to use buildings as a means of consolidating power. 

Coinciding with the publication of the book Cedric Price Works 1952-2003: A Forward-minded Retrospective by Samantha Hardingham, and a one-day symposium celebrating the work of Cedric Price, the AA presents Memory Bank by Jan Nauta and Victor Vroegindeweij of The Office for Nonfiction Storytelling.

Memory Bank is a website and an installation.

Memory Bank was originally commissioned by Bureau Europa. 
Image courtesy of The Cedric Price Estate.

Victor Vroegindeweij