Departmental Papers (Architecture)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

September 2006


Reprinted from Archinect, September 2006.
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Geoff Manaugh, editor of BldgBlog , interviews Detlef Mertins, Professor and Chair of the Architecture Department at the University of Pennsylvania for the website Archinect . The interview covers a range of subjects concerning architecture and education today, including the nature of contemporary experimental design, the role of digital media, formats of commercial development, issues of ecological design, and architecture's social and political responsibilities.



Date Posted: 27 July 2007