Wednesday, February 15, 2006

People Talking About Architecture – 02.16.2006

Yale University:
Sam Jacob - Everything you Can Eat
6:00 – Hastings Hall (180 York Street)
The designer from the London-based design firm Fat will discuss recent work.

University of Washington:
Erik Larson: The Devil in the White City: A Discussion with the Author
6:30 PM - UW Kane Hall 130
The University of Washington will host a discussion on Mr. Larson's book and its impact.

Washington DC:
Moshe Safdie - (Untitled Lecture)
6:30 PM – National Building Museum
The principal of Moshe Safdie and Associates will discuss his recent museum designs, which include the Boston Museum, the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, the Skirball Museum and Cultural Center in Los Angeles, and the recently opened Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem. In addition, he will describe current projects in Washington, D.C., including the Institute for Peace and a major federal building.

New York:
Terence Riley & Jeffrey Kipnis - Philip Johnson: Portraits
6:00 PM - MoMA
Terence Riley, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA, and Jeffrey Kipnis, Professor of Architecture, Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University, will give individual presentations in honor of the architect and curator, followed by a screening of Merrill Brockway’s 1965 film This Is Philip Johnson and a discussion. This event is a a taste of the MoMA event tomorrow and symposium in New Haven this weekend honoring the late architect.

Toyo Ito - Changing Geometries / Changing Architecture
6:30 PM - Jarvis Hall (RIBA: 66 Portland Place)
The [former boxer world famous architect -ed] will give the 2006 Royal Gold Medal Lecture and present a selection of his projects.

Massimiliano Fuksas and Wolf Prix: The RIBA International Fellows Debate 2006
12:30 PM - Florence Hall (RIBA: 66 Portland Place)
The recipients of this year's RIBA International Fellowships will take part in a lunch-time panel discussion, chaired by Jack Pringle, RIBA President


Anonymous Anonymous said...

OOoooppPS! Tokyo-based Toyo Ito is no former boxer! (You are thinking of Tadao Ando, a Pritzker-prize-winning architect of the same generation, from Osaka.) Ito is designer of Sendai Mediatheque, the Serpentine Pavilion of a few years back, and Tods Shoes in Tokyo.

10:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

uh yeah. Ando's the former boxer. I know they all look alike but their work is pretty different.

8:32 PM  
Blogger J said...

Good call. My bad.


9:48 PM  

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