Madelon Vriesendorp in conversation with Sam Jacob

The artist and co-founder of OMA will share the stage with the London architect for the annual John Edwards Lecture


07:00pm, Thursday, 24 January 2019


09:00pm, Thursday, 24 January 2019


Frobisher Auditorium 1, Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS


Please note tickets are available from the Barbican website for Barbican Members from 5 December and on general release from 8 December

This is a past event

Architecture on Stage is a series of talks by the world's best architects programmed by the Architecture Foundation in partnership with the Barbican Centre.

Madelon Vriesendorp is a practising artist who co-founded the Office for Metropolitan Architecture with Rem Koolhaas, Elia and Zoe Zenghelis in 1975. Paintings she produced at the time were used for book and magazine covers, notably Flagrant Delit on the cover of Delirious New York in 1978 by Rem Koolhaas.  Vriesendorp worked on many of OMA's early competition entries and subsequently taught art and design at a number of schools, including the Architectural Association and the Edinburgh School of Art.  Recent exhibitions include The World of Madelon Vriesendorp first shown in January 2008 at the Architectural Association and which went on a worldwide tour from 2012-16, starting in London and ending up in Sao Paolo.

Sam Jacob is principal of Sam Jacob Studio for architecture and design. His work spans scales and disciplines ranging from master planning and urban design through architecture, design and art projects.  Recent projects include the design of the V&A Gallery in Shenzhen, China and A Very Small Part of Architecture, an installation in Highgate Cemetery commissioned by The Architecture Foundation.

Flagrant Delit, 1975-85

Lina Bo Bardi Exhibition

Lina Bo Bardi Exhibition, 2012

The annual John Edwards Lecture brings together an architect and creative practitioner from another discipline in conversation.  The series is supported by the Estate of Francis Bacon.

The lecture forms part of Architecture on Stage, a series of talks and debates by the world's best architects programmed by The Architecture Foundation in partnership with the Barbican Centre.