October 8, 2005

New Acropolis Museum designer to lecture in London

Posted at 11:36 am in New Acropolis Museum

Architect Bernard Tschumi is giving a talk at the Tate Britain on the relationship between architectural forms & the events that take place within them. Tschumi is the designer of the New Acropolis Museum which is currently under construction in Athens.
The theme of events within space is central to many of Tschumi’s buildings – they are something which is experienced as a process, & the other people experiencing this process can become part of your experience of the process. The relationship between forms is another aspect that is of great importance in the context of the New Acropolis Museum, where the building has to relate & respond to the form of the Parthenon & Acropolis, perhaps one of the most recognisable architectural structures in the world.

Tate Online

Contested Territories: Bernard Tschumi and Beatriz Colomina
Friday 14 October 2005
Part of Contested Territories: Conversations in Practice

Renowned academic Beatriz Colomina and architect Bernard Tschumi come together to discuss the relationship between architectural forms, the events that take place within them, and modern institutions of representation.

Colomina is Professor of Architecture and founding director of the Program in Media and Modernity at Princeton University. She is the author of Sexuality and Space (Princeton Architectural Press, 1992), Privacy and Publicity: Modern Architecture as Mass Media (MIT Press, 1994) and the forthcoming books Domesticity at War: 1945–61 and Double Exposure: Architecture through Art.

Tschumi is Principal of Bernard Tschumi Architects and was previously dean of the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture. Among the books he has written are The Manhattan Transcripts (St. Martin’s Press, 1982) and the recent Event-Cities 3 (MIT Press, 2005). He is currently designing the Museum for African Art, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, São Paolo; and the New Acropolis Museum, Athens.
In collaboration with Chelsea College of Art and Design

Tate Britain Auditorium
£10 (£7 concessions), booking required
Price includes drinks afterwards

A live webcast of the event will be avalable here.

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