Livestream | AnA | Andrė Baldišiūtė & Oleg Drozdov
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.
On Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 live from 19:00 to 20:30 EET (18:00 CET Berlin time) the two following architects 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.
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19:00 EET (Lithuania/Ukraine time) – “Doors open”
19:00 – 19:10 – Welcome
19:10 – 20:10 – Speakers (20-Minute talk & 10-Minute interview)
20:10 – 19:30 – Discussion with questions from the audience
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Information about the speakers
Andrė Baldišiūtė is a founder of DO ARCHITECTS and one of the initiators of educational platform Architecture [discussion] Fund in Vilnius, Lithuania. She is an architect of the young generation visible in the public and professional fields, putting particular importance on the creative process with a team. “An architect doesn’t know everything but the team does” is the leading architect’s principle, while uniting specific qualities around her is the superpower. Her ability to approach big and strategic projects with delicacy allows scaling down to the personal environment.
Andrė’s main portfolio contains urban conversion of Ogmios quarter from military area to public and commercial space, development of Svencele coastal village, from a duck farm to a kite surfing paradise. She ignites the creative spirit of the team at DO architects and always achieves uncompromised results solving complex design tasks with simple, yet elegant solutions. Her driving ambition, lateral thinking and strong leadership form an architectural powerhouse that inspires everyone around her.
Oleg Drozdov graduated from Kharkiv University of Civil Engineering with a degree in architecture in 1990. In 1997, he established “Drozdov & Partners” architectural practice. The office works on a wide international scale (South Korea, France, Switzerland, the USA, Spain, Kuwait) and embraces the philosophy of critical artistic pragmatism.
Oleg has curated Ukrainian projects at the Rotterdam Biennale of Architecture “The Flood” in 2005 and Moscow Biennale of Architecture in 2012. He was also in charge of “Terralogia” art project (Kyiv, Kharkiv, 2015) and “Patiologia” project (Kyiv, Kharkiv, 2007) which was an in-depth research into the nature of patio houses.
In 2017, he founded Kharkiv School of Architecture, the first private architectural school in Ukraine. Currently, he is a key tutor at the department of techniques and technology, and focus on the search for a new understanding of tectonics. In addition to that, he was one of the authors and reviewers of a course project in Columbia University GSAPP in 2011 is currently one of the experts of EU Mies Award.
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