“Ethics on Architecture: Building Without Thinking vs. Thinking Without Building” brought to the surface issues we must face as we go on building and creating a “better” world.
Henry N. Cobb, of I.M. Pei & Partners, opened the symposium with his keynote address, “Ethics and Architecture?” on Friday at 5:45 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., following the keynote lecture, a reception was held at the Charnley House in honor of the symposium participants.
Stanley Tigerman began the second day of the symposium by introducing architectural historian David Watkin and John Whiteman, director of the Chicago Institute of Architecture and Urbanism, who debated the issue of History vs. Theory. The afternoon debate featured Charles Jencks and Karl Werkmeister, distinguished professor of art history at Northwestern University. Stanley Tigerman moderated the two sessions. The morning debate took place from 10 a.m. to noon; the afternoon debate from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.