Multicultural Modernism

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About this video

In this conference, Steven Ehrlich shares a new and interesting point of view about architecture and its relationship to culture. He emphasizes the importance of understanding different cultures—of having a richness of experience and integrating those elements of tradition into architectural projects. Ehrlich examines four main points that should be taken into consideration when designing and building projects. He discusses his travels in Morocco and Nigeria and explains how these countries influenced his life, career, and the design and construction of some of his buildings. According to Ehrlich, even though people are becoming increasingly isolated due to the impact of new technology, it is important for architects to focus on connecting people and to reinforce the idea of community since, after all, that is what gives life to buildings.


Multicultural Modernism
Steven Ehrlich

Friedrich A. Hayek Auditorium 
Universidad Francisco Marroquín 
Guatemala, November 9, 2009 

New Media - UFM production.  Guatemala, February 2010
Camera: Manuel Alvarez, Jorge Samayoa; digital editing: Adrián Méndez; index and synopsis: Diana Pishquí; content revisers: Daphne Ortiz, Jennifer Keller; publication: Carlos Petz/Daphne Ortiz


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Universidad Francisco Marroquín