Amy Sherlock, Deputy Editor, frieze; Curator, Frieze Academy Art & Architecture
Opening Conversation: Re-thinking Everything: How Multidisciplinarity Can Change the World
What can the fields of art, architecture, design and technology learn from one another? In the Bauhaus’s centenary year, a reflection on why the pioneering school’s multidisciplinary approach is more relevant than ever in response to the urgent political, environmental and social questions of the day.
Architects present some of the most interesting and innovative recently completed international museum projects.
Chasper Schmidlin & Lukas Voellmy (Voellmy Schmidlin Architektur, Zurich) – Muzeum Susch, Switzerland
Francesca Torzo – Z33 Kunstencentrum, Hasselt, Belgium
Tom Emerson (6a Architects, London) – MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK
Panel Discussion: Insta-tutions? How Social Media Is Changing Exhibition Design
How are traditional arts institutions responding to the phenomenon of Instagram museums? How much does the selfie influence what artworks are installed and in which kinds of space? Does this democratize the art-viewing experience or do we risk making art more visible but less seen?
Moderator: Orit Gat (critic, New York)
Ralph Rugoff (curator, Venice Biennale 2019)
Artist Session: What Else Can Art Be?
How can the economies, institutions and materials of art be harnessed as a force for urban regeneration and social change?
In Conversation: Make It New: Traditional Methods for Sustainable Design
How architects are looking to traditional methods and materials to create public spaces that are both environmentally sustainable and help build communities.
Panel discussion in collaboration with RIBA
Closing Keynote: Learning from Nature: Sou Fujimoto
From his smallest project – an all-glass public toilet set within an enclosed garden in Ichihara City, Japan – to his open, scaffold-like design for the 2013 Serpentine Pavilion, and the recently opened abre blanc, a mixed-use tower that seems to grow from the ground in Montpellier, France, Sou Fujimoto’s designs seek to incorporate nature into the built environment. In this lecture, he discusses what architects can learn from natural forms. 4.40pm Closing Remarks
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