7 October, 17:15–18:00 | Inaugural lecture Freek Persyn | ETH Zürich, Zentrum, Audimax (HG F 30).
Inaugural lecture to mark the official beginning of the new Chair of Architecture and Urban Transformation. Through a combination of text, sound and visuals Freek Persyn and a series of guests will introduce ‘Newrope’ and the idea to ‘design in dialogue’. It will be a public rehearsal, a moment of collective learning and experimentation, presenting the chair as a shared and open project that aims to change the culture of architecture. In an attempt to challenge long-held conventions and decenter the role of designers, the event will foreground people and practices from around Europe that collectively shape cities and communities. From a real estate developer to a queer activist, they all matter.
Institute of Landscape and Urban Studies
Architecture and Urban Transformation, Prof. Freek Persyn