International Lecture Series: Alexander Eisenschmidt

14:00 - 15:30
Auditorium 2
Danneskiold-Samsøes Allé 53
1435 København K
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Åben forelæsning med den amerikanske arkitekt Alexander Eisenschmidt. Forelæsningen 'The Good Metropolis' er en del af forelæsningsrækken 'International Lectures Series', hvor Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole inviterer store internationale navne indenfor til en eftermiddag med fokus på væsentlige internationale temaer i arkitekturen. Temaet for efterårets forelæsninger er 'The Art of Analysis'.

Alexander Eisenschmidt will introduce the topic of his recent book, focusing on the productive tension between the city and architectural form. The talk will reevaluate the relationship between these two realms in which architecture’s inherent predisposition toward form is often matched only by the city’s ability to avoid it. Eisenschmidt will explore fascinations with the modern city expressed by the architectural avant-garde and beyond, revealing how the forces of urbanization often served as a stimulant for architecture’s spatial imagination.

Alexander Eisenschmidt is an architect, urbanist, and theorist. He is Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Architecture and directs the Visionary Cities Project. Eisenschmidt is author of The Good Metropolis (2019), guest-editor of City Catalyst (2012), and lead-editor of Chicagoisms (2013) amongst other volumes. He has curated and his work has been exhibited internationally in venues such as the Architecture Biennale in Venice, the Art Institute of Chicago Museum, and the Shenzhen Biennale on Urbanism.