Bernard Tschumi will retrace key moments in the architect’s practice, arguing two fundamental points. First, architecture must be made out of ideas and concepts before becoming form. Second, it cannot be dissociated from the events and movement of the bodies that inhabit it. In consequence, architecture demands new modes of notation to construct an architectural language capable of embodying the interactions between space, event and movement.
Covering projects extending from the early "Manhattan Transcripts," situated at the borders of art, literature and cinema, to the recently completed Paris Zoo, Tschumi will inquire into what architecture can be today.
Light refreshments will be served.
Tschumi is an architect based in New York and Paris. First known as a theorist, he exhibited and published "The Manhattan Transcripts" and wrote "Architecture and Disjunction," a series of theoretical essays. Major built works include the Parc de la Villette, the New Acropolis Museum, Le Fresnoy Center for the Contemporary Arts, MuseoParc Alesia and the Paris Zoo. He was the Dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservations of Columbia University in New York from 1988-2003. His most recent book is "Architecture Concepts: Red is Not a Color," a comprehensive collection of his conceptual and built projects. His drawings and models are in the collections of several major museums, including MoMA in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, including in the spring of 2014, a major retrospective, with an important bilingual catalogue entitled Bernard Tschumi, Concept and Notation.