Current Work is a lecture series featuring leading figures in the worlds of architecture, urbanism, design, and art.
This program is rescheduled from both the 2011–2012 Current Work season and from an originally publicized date of March 15, 2013.
Álvaro Siza Vieira is the most important and influential Portuguese architect. His work has been internationally recognized for more than five decades for its coherent and thoughtful response to both site and history in context. His architecture, spread across the globe, is lauded for its intuitive creative drive and innovative spatial experimentation.
A 1992 Pritzker Prize winner, Siza has also received the honorary title of Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and in 1998 the Praemium Imperiale from the Emperor of Japan. More recently, Siza was awarded the 2009 RIBA’s Royal Gold Medal and the 2011 International Union of Architects Gold Medal. He was a Visiting Professor at the École Polytechnique of Lausanne, the University of Pennsylvania, the Los Andes in Bogotá, and at the Graduate School of Design of Harvard University as Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor. He continues to teach at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto.
Introduced by Kenneth Frampton and Berry Bergdoll. Frampton is Ware Professor of Architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. Bergdoll is The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art.
Moderated by Pedro Gadanho. Gadanho is the Curator of Contemporary Architecture at The Museum of Modern Art.
This event is co-organized by The Museum of Modern Art, The Architectural League of New York, and Aicep Portugal Global, with the kind support of Tap-Air Portugal and the St. Regis Hotel.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. This program also received corporate support from Trespa as part of the original 2011-2012 Current Work lecture series.