27 February 2019

On the Duty and the Power of Architecture
The Architecture Section’s lecture series will continue on 28 February 2019 with Christiane Thalgott and Arno Brandlhuber
Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz

This year, the Architecture Section of the Akademie is continuing its lecture series, giving its international members and award winners the opportunity to present their current work to the Berlin public. Under the title "On the Duty and the Power of Architecture", working practices and conditions will be presented and discussed. At the same time, the title is a reminder of the particular social responsibility for the design of the built environment. Kicking of this year's series on 28 February 2019, Christiane Thalgott and Arno Brandlhuber will be speaking about the current property issue.

Due to the lack of affordable living space in cities, the fundamental question as to how greater public influence over property and land can be achieved is to be revisited. The conversation between the two academy members Christiane Thalgott, former City Planning Officer from Munich and co-initiator of the initiative Ein soziales Bodenrecht (A social land law), and Arno Brandlhuber, an architect from Berlin, will be introduced by the 30-minute film the property drama (Arno Brandlhuber, Christopher Roth).

On 19 March 2019, the series will continue with a lecture by Dorte Mandrup, winner of the Berlin Art Prize 2019, architecture division. The Danish architect stands out "through her clear and independent attitude and complex work" and thus "stands out from popular contemporary architecture in Denmark and takes her place in a tradition of reflexive Scandinavian architecture whose international influence remains undiminished" (excerpt from the laudation). Almut Grüntuch-Ernst, member of the Akademie der Künste, will moderate the subsequent discussion.

Lectures by Volkwin Marg, Hamburg (22 October) and Daniel Libeskind, New York (26 November) to follow.

Event information for February and March 2019
On the Duty and Power of Architecture
Lecture and discussion
Thursday, 28 February, 7 pm: Christiane Thalgott and Arno Brandlhuber
Tuesday, 19 March, 7 pm: Dorte Mandrup
Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin
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