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11.10.14 | SCI-Arc, W.M. Keck Lecture Hall
Bernard Tschumi: Concept & Notation

Mon, Nov 10, 7pm
W.M. Keck Lecture Hall

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.

Bernard 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, MuséoParc Alésia and the Paris Zoo. 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.