ArchiTV: Yona Friedman: ' You are obliged to stay mainstream'
30 October 2012
Yona Friedman (1923) is one of the most visionary architects of the 20th century. His ideas on Villes Spatiale and Raft Building and his tireless propaganda for self reliance and participation still sound through in the present-day debates and practices. In this episode of ArchiTV Yona Friedman speaks among other things about the war years in Budapest, his years in Israel, influences of Le Corbusier and Konrad Wachsman, his cartoon and animated movies, Team 10 and New Babylon, his influence on Archigram and Metabolism, but most of all on the many forms of freedom in architecture.
Guide through episodes and subjects: 1.00 Freedom 2.00 On Le Corbusier and Konrad Wachsman 5.00 Two princliples: Ville Spatiale and Raft Buildings 6.20 Wartime in Budapest 9.20 His years in israel 10.50 Physics and Mythology, Heisenberg and Kerényi 13.00 Disorder, There is no geometrical constraint, you can do anything 16.40 Cartoons, Comics ("I don't make drawings, I show people how to do it") 19.00 Animated Movies 21.00 Re-Use of 'Industrial Fall-Out': Rubbish is beautifull 23.20 Mainstream, finding other ways 'How to do it' 25.00 Critique on Bauhaus and Le Corbusiers Unite d'Habitation 27.00 Encouragement, CIAM X (Dubrovnik) / Team 10 / Frei Otto 29.00 On MASG / Architecture Mobile and difficulties in realising his Ville Spatiale / Influence on other architects (especially Metabolists) 32.25 On Constants New Babylon 34.00 On Archigram, Reyner Banham and Jean Prouvé 36.00 Musée des graffitis (realised in 2009 in Paris)