Articulating history: architecture and memory
Friday, 09 February 2018, 18:00 to 19:00
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John Henry Brookes Main Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
“Without memory we would not know where we are going or who we are. Memory is not a sideline for architecture, it's the fundamental way to orient the mind, the emotions, and the soul.” - Daniel Libeskind
Architect and designer Daniel Libeskind will give a talk as part of Post-War: Commemoration, Reconstruction, Reconciliation – a Mellon-Sawyer international seminar series funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in memory of John E. Sawyer.
Daniel Libeskind is an international figure in architecture and urban design. His practice extends from building major cultural and commercial institutions to private homes and object design. Best known for designing iconic buildings such as the Jewish Museum in Berlin and the Imperial War Museum North, Libeskind is also the master-plan designer for the World Trade Center site in New York City.
Libeskind believes that buildings are crafted with perceptible human energy, and that they communicate the greater cultural context in which they are built. His commitment to expanding the scope of architecture reflects his profound interest and involvement in philosophy, art, literature and music.
Libeskind’s work is deeply connected to memory. In this talk he will share his creative process and thinking for many of his most prominent buildings including the Jewish Museum Berlin, Military History Museum in Dresden as well as recent Holocaust memorials in Canada and the Netherlands.
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