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The Creative Process and The Ego

Architects design homes, schools, skyscrapers, entire cities. Who has given architects this role and influence in society? Anthony Poon examines ego and legacy within the creative process. $12 (1 hr)
Category: @Palm Springs, @CAMP Theater, Book Signing, Kid-Friendly Activity, Presentation, Talk


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From the Eiffel Tower to the Pyramid at the Louvre, from the Guggenheim to the Burg Khalifa in Dubai, architect’s egos are stamped all over cities, all over the world. Danish architect, Bjarke Ingels, even has drawings to literally redesign Earth.

What does it mean to be an architect? Master builder, master designer, master creator: architects have been granted the responsibility to impact communities and cultural progress, through the flexing of creative muscles. Who has given architects this role in society, such influence over society, and what have they done with it? Anthony Poon, AIA, examines ego and arrogance within the architectural process. He also introduces his latest novel, Death by Design at Alcatraz, an architectural thriller exploring vanity, redemption and the artistic journey, where architects are being murdered as they compete for a new museum of art. The question is posed: who would you kill to satisfy your creative ego?

Anthony Poon is an award-winning architect, musician, artist, author and a frequent presenter at Modernism Week. His Los Angeles-based Poon Design Inc. (, a multi-disciplinary architecture and interiors studio, has completed over 300 residential, commercial, religious and educational projects. Having received over 50 national and regional honors, the work of Poon Design has been featured in hundreds of articles. Anthony has published three books on architecture, writing regularly on design at Mr. Poon received his degrees from Harvard University and University of California, Berkeley.


Things to Know

This event is for all ages.
A book signing will follow this event.
Ample free public parking is available in the multi-level public garage across from the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Handicap parking is available. This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.

Event Check-in Location 

CAMP Theater, 285 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Photo Credits: 
Eiffel Tower and Louvre Pyramid, France, photos by Anthony Delanoix and Michael Fousert on Unsplash, Guggenheim, New York and Burg Khalifa, Dubai, photos by Dennis Gecaj and Nick Fewings on Unsplash, Death by Design at Alcatraz, photo by Anthony Poon, Howard Roark from The Fountainhead, Philip Johnson, from AZ Quotes

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