“IN LATE SPRING OF 1966 roughly 500 architects, artists, students, and critics gathered in Folkestone, England, for the International Dialogue of Experimental Architecture (IDEA). The largest international meeting of the time devoted to the subject of experimental architecture, it was hosted not by an architectural school, nor by a professional organization, but within the ill-ventilated hall of an aging seaside hotel that had been recently repurposed as a cultural center. Co-organized by the Metropole Art Centre, the Archigram group, and the British Architectural Students Association, the event was billed as a “two-day symposium at which all Europe’s creative nuts will speak.” The nuts included members of Archigram, Reyner Banham, Yona Friedman, Anthony Gwilliam and James Meller, Hans Hollein, Claude Parent and Paul Virilio, Cedric Price, Ionel Schein, Arthur Quarmby, and Jos Weber. ” [https://radical-pedagogies.com/search-cases/e17-international-dialogue-experimental-architecture-idea/]
Catalogue for an exhibition organised by Derek Paul, IDEA co-ordinator. Featuring concepts for experimental and avant-garde buildings from various artists. Featured in this exhibition were, Warren Chalk, Peter Cook, Dennis Crompton, David Greene, Ron Herron, Michael Webb, Claude Parent, Paul Virilio, Yona Friedman, R. Buckminster Fuller, Hans Hollein, Frei Otto, Arata Izozaki, Noriaki Kurokawa, Cedric Price, Arthur Quarmby, Ionel Schein, Eckhard Schultz-Fielitz, Paul Soleri and Josef Weber.