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Time is one of the most important aspects of architecture and historic preservation, when determining what a new building should look like or whether or not a building is eligible for designation. The term 'zeitgeist' is often used -- a German word translated as 'spirit of the age' -- when arguing that buildings should represent our own age. I show how a more fluid conceptualization of time can be applied to architecture and preservation to create a better built environment.
Mr. Payne teaches architecture and design at Deerfield Academy. He has also worked professionally in the architecture and preservation fields.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx