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BERNARD TSCHUMI

07 July 2016 19:00 pm - DAM / The German Architecture Museum

The Städelschule proudly announces Bernard Tschumi as this year’s Dean’s Honorary Lecturer. During a career that spans more than 30 years, Bernard Tschumi’s influence on the discipline has been and continues to be immense. From his breakthrough project, the design for Parc de La Villette (Paris, 1982-98), to his most recent work, such as the Acropolis Museum (Athens, 2001-09) or De Passage (The Hague, 2005-2014), Tschumi has consistently challenged the limits of architectural thought and practice.Tschumi studied architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich and went on to teach at a number of renowned schools, including the Architectural Association in London, Princeton University and The Cooper Union in New York. He was dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University from 1988 to 2003 and is currently a professor there. Bernard Tschumi holds numerous awards, including France’s Grand Prix National d’Architecture (1996) and several from the American Institute of Architects and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

His latest publication, Red is Not a Color, collects his projects and ideas since the 1970s and was published by Rizzoli in 2012. Previous publications include the four-part Event-Cities series (MIT Press, 1994, 2000, 2005, and 2010); The Manhattan Transcripts (Academy Editions and St. Martin’s Press, 1981 and 1994); Architecture and Disjunction (MIT Press, 1994).

The Dean's Honorary Lecture for the Year 2016 will take place on the 7th of July as part of the end of year reviews for the Master Thesis Group at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM).