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8-BALL: Charlie Lazor

One of Blu Dot’s founding triumvirate, Charlie Lazor is also the principle of Minneapolis-based architectural firm Lazor Office. In 2004 he completed FlatPak House, a prefabricated home for his family in Kenwood. Lazor recently took time to answer some of life’s most—and possibly least—pressing questions.

What’s the last book you read?

Snippy and Snappy by Wanda Gag.

What’s your most embarrassing moment?

Going to school naked … no wait, that was a dream.

What global issue most excites or angers you?

Energy use and the absence of a creative U.S. energy policy.

What artist turned your world upside down as a teenager?

Grateful Dead shows. A fully synthesized and synthetic experience.

If you could throw a dinner party for anyone, who would you invite?

Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau, and Alexis de Tocqueville.

What is your advice for young people?

Listen to others, then listen to yourself, then do not waver.

What public figure do you detest? And what do you admire about that person?

George W. Bush. His make-believe skills.

What do you wish we asked you?

Would you like to borrow anything from the Walker art storage room?