Dean Tom Fisher (Architecture) is interviewed by Steve Berg for MinnPost.com about his ideas with regard to fracture-critical design, the practice of designing systems that fail to anticipate failure. Berg caught up with Fisher after the latter's talk at the Cunningham Group architectural firm in Minneapolis.
Fisher, instead of being gloomy about fracture-critical design, is not atypically cheerful and curious. "We live in an incredibly exciting time," he tells Berg. "We're at the cusp of a renaissance, but we don't know it yet." The conversation ranges from politics to the Great Recession to the future of work space and global trade.