The Guggenheim Presents Two-Day Architecture Symposium

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1943–59

Now What Architecture?
Thurs., May 14, 4 pm
Fri., May 15, 10:30 am
Peter B. Lewis Theatre
Sackler Center for Arts Education

In his 1931 Kahn Lecture at Princeton University, Frank Lloyd Wright posed the captivating question: "Now what architecture?" Over the course of his seventy-year long career, Wright taught his contemporaries how to connect time, place, and people through architecture. Today—fifty years after his death in 1959 and coinciding with opening events for the exhibition Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward—Wright’s question forms the basis for a two-day symposium that will feature debates among scholars, architects, designers, and cultural critics from around the world. Rather than look at Wright’s work as a stylistic school to be revived or imitated, "Now What Architecture?" hopes to transform Wright’s lessons on the simplicity of space into 21st century potentialities by exploring the ways in which well-designed spaces—from personal spaces, shared spaces to public spaces—can shape our everyday lives.

May 14: $10, $7 members, students

May 15: $10, $7 members, students

Two days: $15, $10 members, students

Box Office: 212 423 3587

Organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in collaboration with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
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Thursday, May 14

4:00 pm
Richard Armstrong, Director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum
David van der Leer, Assistant Curator of Architecture and Design, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

4:30 pm
"Urban Spaces"
Moderator: Anthony Vidler, Dean, Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York
Amale Andraos, Principal, Work Architecture Company, New York
Adriaan Geuze, Founder/Principal, West 8, Rotterdam
Thomas Krens, Senior Advisor for International Affairs, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York and Co-Curator, Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward

Friday, May 15

10:30 am
David van der Leer, Assistant Curator of Architecture and Design, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
"The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation in the 21st Century"
Phil Alsopp, Director, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale

11:00 am
"Personal Spaces"
Moderator: David van der Leer, Assistant Curator of Architecture and Design, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
David Adjaye, Principal, Adjaye Associates, London, Berlin, New York
Toshiko Mori, Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design; Principal, Toshiko Mori Architect, New York

1:00 pm
Lunch break

2:30 pm
"Shared Spaces"
Moderator: Julie Iovine, Executive Editor, The Architect’s Newspaper, New York
Beatriz Colomina, Professor of Architecture, Founding Director, Program in Media and Modernity, Princeton University
Stan Allen, Principal of Stan Allen Architect and Dean of the School of Architecture at Princeton University
Reinhold Martin, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University 

All information subject to change.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1943–59. Final  section (copy, original lost). Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, FLLW FDN  4305.750. © 2009 The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale,  Arizona


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