Who doesn’t love spending the afternoon watching several hours of lectures about architecture? These lectures are from Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at The University of Michigan, and feature several architectural luminaries speaking about their own work. Preston Scott Cohen describes how the idea of attenuation has shaped his work while Elizabeth Diller talks about how the “erection” of the Hirshhorn Balloon broke the ice in a room full of 70 year-old dudes that had a hand in deciding the project’s fate. It will be erected for the first time in 2013. There are others that I haven’t had the opportunity to watch yet, but these are good and worth watching.