Wed, Dec 06|
Perspectives: Wolff Architects on The Baha'i Temple of the DRC and Architecture for Emancipation
Join Dr. Michael Crosbie, Dr. Vanessa Avery, and award-winning guests for discussions on how architecture can broaden perspectives and offer insight into dynamics of peacebuilding and understanding across difference.
Time & Location
Dec 06, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST
About the Event
This series, hosted by Dr. Michael Crosbie and Dr. Vanessa Avery, brings in experts from the fields of architecture, spirituality, and religion to reflect on how sacred architecture provides openings and pathways for peaebuilding and inclusive community.
This session will feature award-winning architects Heinrich and Ilze Wolff, founders and principals of Wolff Architects in Cape Town, South Africa. Wolff Architects is a practice that is concerned with developing an architecture of consequence.
Mr. Wolff will present on his design of the Baha'i Temple in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and its design for belonging, openness, and service to humanity.
Mrs. Wolff's main preoccupation as an architect is to reconstruct and seek out spatialities of collective freedom, and she will speak on how her various modes of expression and actions, including architecture itself, moves toward emancipation.
Both principals have taught and lectured internationally including Switzerland, Germany, Italy, USA, Canada, Japan and India and continue to do so. The work of the practice has also been included at various international exhibitions including, the Venice Architecture Biennale, Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, the Chicago Architectural Biennale, the Sao Paulo Biennale and the South American Architecture Biennale.
Please join us for this very special event!
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