‘The Masterplan’ by Reinier de Graaf: Dezeen talk

25.03.2021

Starts at 09:30
Online – Architecture Matters

‘The Masterplan’ by Reinier de Graaf: Dezeen talk

“A novel is a piece of architecture. It’s not random wallowings or confessional diaries, it’s a building — it has to have walls and floors and the bathrooms have to work.” John Irving

Why would architects write and why would they write fiction? What does writing bring that building can’t? What is the power of words in the age of Instagram? Architecture Matters and Dezeen invite you to a discussion about Reinier de Graaf’s first work of fiction.

Chronicling the trajectory of an architect craving for recognition, “The Masterplan” unfolds as a fictional reconstruction of an architectural dream blown to dust by bigger forces.

With: Reinier de Graaf, OMA, Rotterdam, Marcus Fairs, Dezeen, London + special Guest