NLA OFFERS CRITIQUE AS WELL AS REPORTAGE
I am very attered that Jaffer Kolb should compare the 'The Office' exhibition at the NLA (AJ 05.10.06) with Paola Antonelli's Workspheres MoMA exhibition; but they are shows with different ambitions. The aim of the NLA is to inform both a professional and public audience of what is happening in London in terms of planning, architecture and design. Our exhibitions could be described more as reportage than critique, but critique does happen in a series of debates and discussions that are part of the interactive nature of the NLA. I am not sure Mr Kolb has yet attended this part of our activities.
Visitor numbers have grown dramatically as our new lecture and seminar spaces are completed, so I think we have got the ambition and tone about right. I hope Mr Kolb will come to some of our events to keep us on our toes.
Peter Murray, director, New London Architecture