Thursday, 14 September 2006

I've joined Kebyar

I've been invited to join 'Kebyar,' "an international network of people interested in original and innovative architecture that is not “mainstream” - architecture that defies the tyranny of styles." Says the Kebyar website:
We advocate creative and unusual solutions to the challenges facing today’s architects. Kebyar is a Balinese word literally meaning the process of flowering. It also designates a style in Balinese music and art connoting strength and vigor. Internationally famed architect Bruce Goff chose Kebyar as the name for a school of creative arts and architecture he was planning at the time of his death. The organization’s purposes are to advance creative organic architecture, to bring attention to the works of original artists, and to nurture the spiritual endowment left by the architects that have preceded us who worked so hard to free their art from the indolent idioms of fashion and imbue it with new meaning, integrity, and respect for the natural environment.
It sounds nothing like the NZ Institute of Architects, just one reason I had no hesitation in enthusiastically signing up! The people Kebyar has on its Advisory Board is another.

TAGS: Architecture

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