Daniels Midday Talk with Andres Lepik: "Moderators of Change. Architectures of Social Engagement."
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Room 103, 230 College Street
Architecture is a powerful instrument for social change, but the architectural profession has not addressed its social relevance for quite some time. A number of architects are currently active to develop buildings that have a positive and lasting impact on underserved communities or in underdeveloped areas. These buildings combine a strong personal engagement with innovative design solutions and aim for high aesthetic qualities.
Andres Lepik studied art history at the Universities Augsburg and Munich, graduating in 1990 with a Ph.D. in "Architectural Models in the Renaissance" at the Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome. Beginning in 1994 he was the curator at Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin where he presented the exhibitions "Renzo Piano" (2000), "Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Berlin" (2001 with MoMA in Altes Museum) and "Content. Rem Koolhaas and AMO/OMA" in 2003.