Talks


Farshid Moussavi – Architecture and Micropolitics
TALK (EN) | 11 July 2019
6:30 pm, Vitra Schaudepot


Farshid Moussavi is an architect, principal of Farshid Moussavi Architecture, and Professor in Practice of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Previously, she was co-founder of the Londonbased »Foreign Office Architects«. In 2011 Moussavi established her own architectural practice, with which she has completed important international projects, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland (2012) as well as residential complexes in Nanterre and Montpellier. Moussavi’s approach is characterized by openness to change and commitment to the intellectual and cultural life of architecture.
Free admission

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg – Better Nature
OPENING TALK (EN) | 19 July 2019
6 pm, Vitra Design Museum Gallery

The artist and designer Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg explores the relationship between humans and nature and how they interact in design processes. Working together with scientists, engineers, artists, historians  and social scientists, she researches the design of living matter. In conjunction with the opening of her exhibition »Better Nature« at the Vitra Design Museum Gallery, Ginsberg discusses her work at the  interface of design, art and biotechnology – offering fascinating insights into a topic of great relevance now and for the future!
Free admission

Andres Lepik – Social Architecture
TALK (DE) | 29 August 2019
6:30 pm, Vitra Schaudepot


Architecture shapes the society in which it emerges. Its social relevance is especially evident in the responses to such problems as political or ecological migration, overpopulation,marginalization, and slum formation. Andres Lepik, Director of the Architekturmuseum München, was a curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where he realised the influential exhibition »Small Scale, Big Change« in 2010. In this lecture, Lepik presents building projects in the Global South that improve the living conditions of local populations – requiring minimal financial investment, but all the more personal initiative and creativity.
Free admission