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Virtual AnA 02

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Virtual AnA Event

The current global situation forces us to do all kinds of adjustments and we are seeing this as an opportunity to go out of our comfort zone and try something new. We are going online! This allows us to invite architects from different parts of the world and make it possible for you to get to know them from the “AnA perspective”, no matter where you are located. The first round of events will take place before mid-July. Join us!

Architects, not Architecture aims to bring to the stage what we normally don’t see. We invite well-known architects, who instead of talking about their award winning international projects, are asked to talk about themselves. They speak about their path, their influences and experiences, and dive deeper into their intellectual biography. This makes possible a better understanding of their work, without them even mentioning it.

On Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (CEST, Berlin time), two remarkable architects from different parts of the world will talk on our virtual stage about their personal experiences and important creative periods in their lives and, as always at “AnA“, not a word may be lost about their projects:

Michel Rojkind, Rojkind Arquitectos, Mexico City www.rojkindarquitectos.com
Lesley Lokko, architect, academic & writer, New York, www.lesleylokko.com

This event is kindly supported by our partner swissFineLine.

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Programme

4:45 p.m. – “Doors open”
5:00 p.m. – 5:10 p.m. – Welcome
5:10 p.m. – 6:10 p.m. – Speakers (20-Minute talk & 10-Minute interview)
6:10 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Discussion with questions from the audience

Information about the speakers

Michel Rojkind was born in Mexico City, where he studied Architecture and Urban Planning at the Universidad Iberoamericana. In 2002 he founded Rojkind Arquitectos, focusing on design, tactical and experiential innovation. He has been a visiting professor at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in L.A., the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IACC) in Barcelona, the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) and the Aalto University, Finland. Rojkind has participated as juror for several international awards and competitions and has lectured in many different countries. Michel Rojkind has currently joined The We Company as Senior Vice President of architecture, leading all of WeWork construction projects. www.rojkindarquitectos.com

Lesley Lokko is an architect, academic and the author of eleven best-selling novels. After serving as the Head of School at the Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, she is currently the Dean at The Bernard and Anne Spitzer at The City College of New York. She trained as an architect at the Bartlett School of Architecture and gained her PhD from the University of London in 2007. She has taught at schools in the US, the UK and South Africa and has been an on-going contributor to discourses around identity, race, African urbanism and the speculative nature of African architectural space and practice for nearly thirty years. She is a regular juror at international competitions and symposia, and is a long-term contributor to BBC World. In 2004, her first novel, Sundowners was published and was since then followed with ten further best-sellers, which have been translated into fifteen languages. www.lesleylokko.com