Scaffold Episodes 50 & 51: Lisa Robertson

This week's Scaffold Podcast is an interview with Lisa Robertson, a poet and art writer.

Lisa Robertson is a poet and art writer. She is the author of the celebrated essay collection “Occasional Work and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture”, and her first novel, The Baudelaire Fractal, was published in 2020. 

“[Vitruvius’s original notion of] “commodiousness” as a receptive potential in architecture — architecture that can receive the most of human experience — has been reduced to the notion of “commodity,” that which moves with the least tension and conflict. So I appropriated this term from Vitruvius in architectural discourse; how can I make this work more commodious? How can it receive more complexity? How can it have a denser, richer social existence?”

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Scaffold is a fortnightly podcast series featuring interviews with architects, artists and designers, researched, produced and hosted by Matthew Blunderfield and supported by the Architecture Foundation. It is released every two weeks, and is available on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Spotify, and most major podcast platforms.

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