Public Lecture Series

Spring 2022 Public Lecture Series

Spring 2022 Public Lecture Series
08-Feb-2022 - 12-Apr-2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
HKU Department of Architecture
Spring 2022 Public Lecture Series
Desert Island Buildings

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HKU Department of Architecture
Spring 2022 Public Lecture Series
Desert Island Buildings

Lecture Description

Six buildings, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the architecture of their lives.

Based on the seminal BBC Radio 4 Show, Desert Island Discs, first launched in 1942, the Spring Lecture Series at the University of Hong Kong will adapt this format to provide a very personal insight into the minds of an intriguing group of international architects. By selecting six buildings that are most relevant to their work, have altered their design approach or that have left them baffled, inspired, angry or lost for words, the discussion will reveal how the architects think and the importance of their background, education, culture, and upbringing, that has shaped their identity. What are the key moments that have impacted their architectural vision, what keeps them motivated and what concerns them most today? These issues will be discussed and teased out from our speakers which include Go Hasegawa (Japan), Clement Blanchet (France), Hua Li (China), Mark and Jane Burry (Australia) and Alessandra Cianchetta (Italy).

Lecture Schedule

Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 6pm-7pm
Go Hasegawa

Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 6pm-7pm
Clement Blanchet

Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 6pm-7pm
Hua Li

Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 6pm-7pm
Mark and Jane Burry

Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 6pm-7pm
Alessandra Cianchetta

All lectures are open to the general public.

*The total number of attendance is limited to 500.

CPD Credit Hours and AIA CES Learning Unit Hours are offered to members of the HKIA and the AIA.

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