Paul Goldberger on The Generic City

by Jörgen Eriksson on May 16, 2015

Paul GoldbergerPaul Goldberger is an American architectural critic and educator who is very active in the public debate on creativity, innovation and architecture. Goldberger’s many books include Why Architecture Matters (2009), a celebration of works of architecture that “embrace the deepest complexities of human understanding”; Building Up and Tearing Down: Reflections on the Age of Architecture (2009), a collection of his essays; and Christo and Jeanne-Claude (2010), a retrospective of the environmental artists’ life and work. He is currently at work on a book-length biography of Frank Gehry, to be published in 2015.

In an interesting lecture he gave at Berkeley University in April, he looks at whether cities are becoming more and more the same, and why, and what the implications for this are for the future. Can we in the 21st Century any more build special places? Enjoy!

The Generic City–Can the 21st Century Ever Build Special Places?

About Jörgen Eriksson :

Jörgen Eriksson is the founder of Bearing and is the Chairman of the firm since it was created. He has successfully expanded Bearing into covering projects on four continents. He is also Adjunct Professor of Innovation Management at the International University of Monaco and at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona and he is an active member of the Founders Alliance organisation.

Working with consulting engagements across Bearings practices, he has over the past fifteen years participated in and supervised a large number of client projects, from innovation system development and place development and branding, to merger and acquisition assignments and leading edge research and business development activities for key clients.

His new book, Branding for Hooligans, will be published in 2015. It is about how innovation and branding are key survival factors in our modern times of hyper competitive markets.

Prior to Bearing, he was Director of Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Trema Treasury Management, a technology and consulting services provider, supplying financial software solutions for the global financial industry, Clients included The European Central Bank, Citibank, SEB, South African reserve Bank, Deutsche Bank, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), as well as many other large financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies.

Early in his career Eriksson was educated at the Stockholm School of Economics, where he studied economics, financial economics and philosophy. He then worked in Scandinavian investment banks and also for the Swedish Institute of National Defense Research.

You can contact Jörgen on e-mail, connect on LinkedIn onörgen-eriksson/0/38/8a0/ and follow him on twitter on joreri508.

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