Barragán Lecture #2 and opening of the
guest presentation at the Barragán Gallery
TALK (EN) | 28 September 2023
6.30 pm, Vitra Schaudepot

In the second Barragán Lecture of the Vitra Design Museum, entitled »Surface, Space, Image«, Martin Josephy (Curator Barragán Archive) examines the close relationship between architecture and photography in Luis Barragán’s work. The lecture will be followed by a conversation with photographer Bas Princen. In conjunction with the talk, a new guest presentation opens at the Barragán Gallery: It showcases photographs made by students from the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD – Genève) and the CENTRO School of Design, Film and Digital Media in Mexico City as part of the joint workshop »Appropriate Barragán« led by Bas Princen.

Admission is free for this event, which will be held in English, and registration is not required.

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Global Local Architecture: Arine Aprahamian
TALK (EN) | 26 October 2023
6.30 pm, Vitra Schaudepot

Sustainable architecture requires a change of thinking: How can more regional materials be used? What role do local climatic and cultural conditions, and the collaboration with the future users play? On this issue, we talk to the Lebanese-Armenian architect Arine Aprahamian. Her work includes the conception of dwellings for extreme climates and her interdisciplinary research into materiality and spatial perception.

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Colour in Architecture: Louisa Hutton
TALK (EN) | 9 November 2023
6.30 pm, Vitra Schaudepot

British architect Louisa Hutton is a co-founder of Sauerbruch Hutton. The firm is now based in Berlin, where they realised their best-known building, the award-winning GSW headquarters (1999) with its distinctive solar screens in various shades of red. Other important works by the firm, such as the German Environment Agency in Dessau (2005) and the Museum Brandhorst in Munich (2009), also attest to their investigation of the potential of colour as an architectural resource. In her talk, Louisa Hutton presents her work and discusses the use of colour in architecture.

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Tender Architecture: SelgasCano
TALK (EN) | 8 February 2024
6.30 pm, Vitra Schaudepot

The Madrid-based architecture firm SelgasCano was founded in 1998 by Lucía Cano and José Selgas. They have become internationally known for their exploration of the relationship between architecture and its surrounding landscapes, and creative use of new materials. A vaccination centre in Turkana, Kenya, designed by SelgasCano, was created as a collaborative project and surprises with unconventional solutions. Projects such as the Serpentine Pavilion in London (2015) or a pavilion for the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (2015) are characterised by an unconventional use of colour. In this event, José Selgas and Lucía Cano will present their buildings and talk about their close collaboration with Iwan Baan.

Admission free, registration: