The interview with researcher, writer, and curator Tom Holert happened in the context of the conference Architectures of Education at Nottingham Contemporary, in November 2019. In the interview conducted by architecture historian Ana Souto, Holert explores the infrastructural thinking that entered the discussion of education, politics, and planning around 1970. The conversation touches upon the proposals of Cedric Price and Robert Venturi in the 1967 Rice Design Fete in Houston and Holert’s upcoming exhibition Education Shock. Learning, Politics, and Architecture in the Global 1960s and 1970s, at HKW (forthcoming September 2020).
Ana Souto is Principal Lecturer in Architectural History, Nottingham Trent University, UK.