Architecture on Stage Autumn Line-up Announced

Speakers include Valerio Olgiati, Anne Lacaton, Kersten Geers & Bas Princen

After a break for the summer, September sees the return of Architecture on Stage, the series of talks programmed by The Architecture Foundation in association with The Barbican Arts Centre.  The new season opens with a presentation of the work of the 2016 Architecture Foundation masterclass on 12 September. Speakers will include 6a, Emanuel Christ, Clancy Moore, Luetjens Padmanabhan and Go Hasegawa. Renowned architect Valerio Olgiati gives his first UK lecture for a number of years in the Barbican Theatre on 25 September. While modest in scale, the Swiss master’s oeuvre ranks among the most singular and uncompromising of any architect working today. The series continues on 6 October with Alexander Brodsky.  Known for his speculative architectural drawings and clay models, the Russian architect will discuss his work ahead of unveiling an exhibition of work at the gallery Betts Project.

The annual John Edwards Lecture on 23 November is presented by Office KGDVS founder Kersten Geers and the practice’s regular collaborator, the photographer, Bas Princen. On 29 November, Dutch architect, Anne Holtrop, discusses recent work including the Kingdom of Bahrain’s pavilions at the 2015 Milan Expo and 2016 Venice Biennale. The programme concludes with Anne Lacaton, of the French masters of economy, Lacaton and Vassal on 6 December followed by Yvonne Farrell & Shelley McNamara of Dublin-based Grafton on 14 December.  Tickets for the September events will go on sale on July 15th via the Barbican Box Office.  For full details see: 

Image: Villa Alem built in Portugal by architect Valerio Olgiati, 2014, Courtesy of Archive Olgiati