The Manggha Center of Japanese Art and Technology has prepared a two-course feast for all admirers of modern architecture. In the following week, two lectures will be delivered as part of the series,?What is Architecture??
The first lecture, ?Future Life ? Generating Architects of Tomorrow,? will take place on May 18 at 18:00. During the lecture, four young professors of architecture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna ? Antje Lehn, Erhard An-He Kinzelbach, Stefan Gruber and Maren Grimm ? will present their educational and individual projects.
These projects illustrate the process of transformation taking place in architecture today. The increasing influence of other disciplines on architecture and the incessant development of new production technologies are the main causes for these changes. Taking this into consideration, the architects from the academy attempt a more interdisciplinary model for education and creation.
The second lecture, given on May 21, also at 18:00, will be entitled, ?What Is ? Is Not ? Architecture,? and hosted by Christian Kerez.
Kerez was born in 1962 in Maracaibo, Venezuela. He studied architecture in Zürich between 1982 and 1988, and since 2001, works there as a professor of architecture. His most important works include the School Building Leutschenbach in Zürich (2007), Apartment House Forsterstrasse in Zürich (2003) and Art Museum Lichtenstein in Vaduz (2000). In 2007, he received first prize in the design competition of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.
Both lectures will be delivered in English. The Manggha Center is on ul. Konopnickiej 26, right across the Wisla River from Wawel Castle.
You can get there by tram (lines 1, 2, 6 ? stop Jubilat/Most Debicki and lines 18, 19, 22 ? stop Rondo Grunwaldzkie) or by bus (lines 109, 114, 124, 164, 173, 179, 194, 439, 444 ? stop Jubilat/Most Debicki and lines 100, 103, 112, 114, 124, 128, 162, 164, 173, 179, 184, 194, 439, 444 ? stop Rondo Grunwaldzkie).