UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
Public Lecture Series

Nasrine Seraji and Brigitte Shim

Nasrine Seraji and Brigitte Shim
Date:
31-Oct-2017
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Venue:
Rayson Huang Theatre, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
Title:
Women in Architecture
Speaker(s):
Nasrine Seraji and Brigitte Shim

Abstract

When Virginia Woolf was asked in 1928 to give a series of lectures at Girton College and Newnham College, two women’s colleges at Cambridge University, she titled her lecture;

“A room of one’s own”.

In homage to this immense literary figure we would like to initiate this first of a series of lectures initiated by Asia Society and Department of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong, with two women who are both migrants and exiles.

Brigitte Shim is born in Kingston Jamaica and practices with her partner Howard Suttcliff in Canada, teaches at Toronto University. Nasrine Seraji is born in Tehran and is practicing in Paris, she has been teaching and directing many programmes in various Universities around the world.

Both architects are officers of the Order of Canada and Order of “Arts et Letters” of France for their contributions to architecture and culture as well as education and the Arts.

Both architects believe in the power of architecture as a place for people to gather, as a place for the society to mirror its ambitions and as a place where time demonstrates its endurance as well as its temperance.

Both architects will through their projects give an account of their beliefs and positions in architecture followed by a discussion on where we are heading in the 21st century as far as women in architecture are concerned.

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