Michael Mehaffy, of Portland, Ore., and the TradArch list, sends this review from The Oregonian of the new play at the Artists Repertory Theatre there by Stanford University’s playwright-in-residence, Amy Freed.
Michael pulls out this interesting quote from the review: ” ‘Why do we greet the arrival of a new building with a feeling of dread rather than anticipation?’ Freed asked. It’s a valid question, one that Portlanders might want to ponder given the spike in new buildings popping up across town. … Those problems are many, but can be wrapped up in a general lack of consideration for the people who will live and work in the buildings being designed.”
Clearly the writer of the review – really more an interview with the playwright – listened as Freed’s words went in one ear and out the other. The evidence for this is in the first sentence of his piece. Rereading it after finding a photo of ART’s building, I had to wonder what was going through his mind as he listened to Freed, who is brilliant on the subject of architecture. But you’ll have to revisit my Jan. 16 blog post here to experience that.