The Useful Theory Project: A design salon

From SPUR:

A tremendous amount of energy has gone into design theory over the last 30 years, but it rarely seems to bear fruit in practice. The Useful Theory Project identifies and shares theoretical propositions that have proven to be of concrete use in design projects. The project’s initiator, Tim Culvahouse, joins architect Anne Fougeron, landscape architectWalter Hood and urban designer Nicholas de Monchaux as they discuss their experiences with putting theory to work.

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