Faith in Design

Harvard Graduate School of Design
March 8, 2019

“I would like to dedicate this short talk to my dear friend, mentor and teacher, the psychoanalyst Lew Aron, who died last week, way too young. One of the extraordinary aspects of Lew Aron’s theoretical and clinical work was that he chose to integrate his Jewish spiritual tradition into a highly secular psychoanalytic field. He was inspired by his understanding of the relationship of Man and God to emphasize mutuality, despite the inherent asymmetry, in the therapy setting…In Lew’s spirit, I want to try to understand how we as architects can each bring our whole, layered and complex self, along with a respect for mutuality and an openness to vulnerability, to the design process.”