Zizek on Parallax and architecture - RN By Design - 6 January 2010

Slavoj Zizek, professor in the Institute for Sociology at Ljubljana in Slovenia, is one of the more unusual philosophers of our day: an old-fashioned Marxist, student of psychoanalysis and star of a movie called The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema.

He was in Melbourne for Parallax, the 2009 national architecture conference, and joined us to talk about how the gaps between different viewpoints have inspired architectural practice, his admiration for Stalinist ‘wedding cake’ buildings, why large public art venues are not as anti-elitist as they pretend to be and (of course) his admiration for Governor William Bligh.

Originally broadcast on May 13, 2009