Discussion – Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision

“It’s all about honesty”

Last night’s film opened with this quintessential quote from Maya Lin when speaking about her work. In a country where diversity, equality and self expression are celebrated hallmarks of our freedom, it is in our nature as individuals that from time to time our differences may come to a head in our own personal searches for inner reflection, remembrance, and truth. It is Maya Lin’s ability to peel away these layers of differences through her recognition and sensibility of the truth that places us face to face with the essence of our existence at that very place and time.

Perhaps it is this achievement of purity and clarity that can truly be attributed to Maya Lin’s ability to seek this honesty throughout the entire process of her work?

One of the interesting questions that someone brought up during the discussion last night was if they revealed the entrants at the jury of the Vietnam Memorial, if we strip away the prejudice, if we put aside our differences of race and gender, if we were honest about our reality, would we have the memorial that we see today?

What do you think?

Once again, thanks to everyone who came to the event and we look forward to seeing you at the next screening, Eames: The Architect and the Painter, on November 12th.

What’s on YOUR mind?

Thanks to everyone who showed up for the first screening, Urbanized, back in September!  What an amazing kickoff it was – over 80 people joined us for what proved to be a fun and thought provoking evening.  We can’t emphasize enough how much your support, enthusiasm and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, so thanks again.

The vision of this blog is to continue the conversation about architecture and design alongside the events; a place to share your thoughts, opinions, feedback, or whatever is on your mind with the community. We look forward to your comments, and if you’re interested in contributing a post, please contact us directly at adfilmseries@gmail.com

Be sure to check out the lineup of screenings on our Films page, and please visit our Sponsors who have been instrumental in bringing this film series to fruition.

Also, thanks to Seven Days for their writeup about the series in the September 25th issue. If you haven’t seen it you can check it out on their website by clicking HERE.

We hope that you can make it to our next screening, Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, on Tuesday October 15th. Join us at 6:00pm for free pizza from American Flatbread and cash bar from the Radio Bean, 6:30 showing, and discussion to follow.

Now that we’ve got the intro post under our belts, let the conversations begin!