Ewan Branda

Professor of architecture, architectural historian, software developer, former architect, currently based in Montréal


Paper Architecture / Information Utopia

I am currently writing a book that tells the story of Centre Pompidou in Paris from the perspective of the client. It examines the rationalization of architecture that took place in response to the social disruptions of 1968, along with the development of a corresponding set of administrative techniques. It argues that these new bureaucracies offered new models of architectural creativity that allowed architecture to navigate the unfamiliar new world of the information sciences, computing, and the neoliberal turn.