Ballardian Architecture, Royal Academy of Arts - John Gray lecture

Lectures delivered at the symposium Ballardian Architecture: Inner and Outer Space, held at the Royal Academy of Arts on 15 May 2010.

John Gray’s lecture discusses the latent and manifest content of spaces and buildings, comparing Guy Debord’s notion of the spectacle and Ballard’s investigation of celebrity culture.

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