Anne Lacaton, Transformation, no demolition. Public lecture


Academy of Architecture

Date: 24 November 2022 / 19:30 - 22:00

Public Lectures 2022/23


A case for the urban
Lecture program curated by the Institute of Urban and Landscape Studies ISUP

Anne Lacaton
Transformation, no demolition
make do with what we have

Introduction by Jonathan Sergison, Director ISUP

Thursday, 27 November 2022 7:30 p.m.
Teatro dell'architettura Mendrisio


A case for the urban
The series will be useful in outlining the context in which the architect will operate in the various political and cultural, national and European (and other) changing contexts. Indeed, the transformations of society are in a very strong interdependent relationship with the changes of the physical city and territories, their spatial organization, and the formal and the functional aspects of buildings and public infrastructure. Understanding how this relationship transfers into design approaches is doubtless one of the central topics of the discourse on architecture today.

In fact, as introduced by Prof. Jonathan Sergison, director of ISUP and curator of this series of public lectures: '...if our school can be understood as one that positions itself within a humanist tradition, it follows that the social function of architecture should be seen in relation to cities, urban forms of responsibility and societal consciousness...'


Free entrance subject to availability

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