The founding partner of gmp Arkitekten, von Gerkan expands on the history and pedagogy of the Academy for Achitectural Culture (aac), focusing on its role in training the next generation of highly qualified young architects. Highlighting the importance of architectural education, he elaborates on his own journey towards a refined contemporary notion of simplicity in architecture.
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Reflecting the conceptual framework of the Global Art Affairs Foundation, the series explores the philosophical concerns of architects exhibiting at TIME SPACE EXISTENCE, part of the 2016 collateral programming at the Biennale Architettura 2016. The diverse roster includes Denise Scott Brown (USA), Peter Eisenman (USA), Curtis W. Fentress (USA), Meinhard von Gerkan (Germany), Dirk Hebel (Switzerland), Frei Otto (Germany), and Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell (Singapore). Curated and produced by PLANE—SITE, the video series will be on view for the duration of the TIME SPACE EXISTENCE exhibition.