Paris has a new monthly event highlight: Architecture Whispers, a series of intimate multidisciplinary and cross-cultural conversations between emerging, established and visionary international architects and their colleagues in other disciplines. They take place in the Silencio Club located at 142 Rue Montmartre, an exclusive venue for writers, directors and musicians, established by American filmmaker/visual artist/musician David Lynch.
The event was launched on April 19, and the theme of the first evening was "Digital submission or Architectural Domination." The Speakers were Odile Decq, Didier Faustino, Luca Galofaro, Veronika Valk, and Theodore Spyropoulos.
Conceived and curated by Paris/London-based architect Matteo Cainer (previously on Bustler), these intimate conversations draw together key individuals who have made a significant contribution to architecture by exploring creativity, innovation and redefining the social, political and economic issues of today. Architects, critics, designers and thinkers who share common aspirations, engage in a critical examination of architecture as a wide-ranging discipline.
The program of conversations not only looks to inspire, redefine and challenge architecture but to create possible collaborations among emergent and established figures in urbanism, architecture, art, design, science, technology, education, and sustainability.
At a time when images appear to count more than words, whispers present an opportunity to advance and extend the architectural discourse. The program organizers have decided to take away the Ego from the equation, and for this reason there will be no images, no slides, and no special effects to seduce or blur that objective. The initiative emphasizes the strong belief that an architectural debate must re-emerge and to do so the introduction of face-to-face discussions and personal interaction are essential.
These whispers will happen once a month, the next event is scheduled for May 17 and the one after for June 21. Events take place in the main space of the Silencio Club. More information at silencio-club.com.