Harry Partridge says the first rule of communication is to give up something of yourself.
Harry Partridge is a rare bird: a structural engineer with a creative soul. He ran his own firm Partridge Engineering for over 30 years, taking pride in delivering strong, safe buildings. But early on, Harry knew something was missing. So he went in search of inspiration, creativity and art in his life and in his work.
Now with his firm Cultural Capital, Harry works with artists and developers to bring public art to new communities. And he wants to bring the arts into the education of young engineers.
Find out why architects and engineers are set up to be arch-enemies. And what happens when you let 250 engineering students loose with coloured paints.
- 2:02 When a dialogue becomes a trialogue
- 3:47 Black sheep and white sheep: schools of thought
- 5:16 The making of an engineer
- 8:21 A dilemma in Moscow
- 10:28 An image of perfect communication
- 12:16 Why engineers put architects down
- 14:47 The first rule of communication
- 16:26 Teaching art to engineering students
- 19:04 Arrogant architects and stubborn engineers
- 21:20 How engineers can shake things up
Dig Beneath Design: Harry Partridge says the first rule of communication is to give up something of yourself.