Order Form for Video of Speeches About
Wild Buildings, Wild Lives

In August 2004 I gave a PowerPoint talk about my book in Oakland, California. The speech kicked off Eco Wave 2004. The San Francisco Institute of Architecture (SFIA) sponsored this three-day conference about environmentally friendly architecture. I have a recording of the 25-minute speech in both VHS and DVD formats.

Then in October 2004, I expanded the talk and presented it in San Francisco as part of SFIA’s Thursday night lecture series. The speech lasted 45 minutes, followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. I have a VHS recording of the 45-minute talk, plus a little of the Q&A.

Both speeches were called Achieving Creative Freedom in Architecture and drew on ideas in Wild Buildings, Wild Lives. In the talks, I argued that the visionary architects in my book achieve creative freedom by being playful, rejecting typical parameters, eschewing the concepts of big thinkers (such as Descartes, Euclid, Leibniz, and Newton), avoiding realism, and questioning fundamentals.

In the Eco Wave speech I discussed architects Eugene Tsui, Malcolm Wells, and Dan Liebermann. I added architect Christopher Alexander to the mix in the SFIA speech.

If you would like to see the speech, email me at eve@evekushner.com and indicate:

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • The version you want:
        ___ Eco Wave 2004 speech: VHS (25-min. talk)
        ___ Eco Wave 2004 speech: DVD (25-min. talk)
        ___ SFIA speech: VHS (45-min. talk)

Thanks for your interest!