During 1962 and 1963, Kurt was on the faculty of Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland, in New Zealand, as a Lecturer in History and Theory of Fine Arts. In that capacity, and in keeping with his uncompromising principles about truth and education, he wrote a scathing critique of the new Elam Fine Arts building. By all accounts it was not well-received by the powers-that-be. After 1963, he left New Zealand and returned to Princeton University to teach for one year. His critique is lengthy, comprehensive and in great detail.