Symposium, Victoria & Albert Museum, London. 22 February 2014.
CICA, the Architectural Association and the Victoria and Albert Museum will organise events to mark the occasion of the RIBA Royal Gold Medal awarded to CICA President Joseph Rykwert on 21-22 February 2014.
Joseph Rykwert, President of CICA, is one of the most important critics and historians of architecture alive today. His work has influenced generations of architects, and his achievements are recognised this year in the RIBA’s decision to award him the Royal Gold Medal. To commemorate his work, CICA, the V&A and the AA will host a gathering of architecture critics from around the world to reflect on the enduring importance of his books and journalistic criticism.
The symposium about Rykwert’s work will be chaired on behalf of the V&A by senior curator Kieran Long and on behalf of CICA by the Mexican critic Louise Noelle. Speakers include Kenneth Frampton, Vittorio Gregotti, David Leatherbarrow, Phyllis Lambert, Luis Fernandez-Galiano and many more. Critical Juncture is curated by Trevor Boddy, Manuel 0.Cuadra and Yasmin Shariff.
V & A Programme. Saturday, 22 February 10.00-17.30. The Lydia & Manfed Gorvy Lecture Theatre, V & A Museum, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL
10:30 Welcome and Introductions: Martin Roth, Director, V&A; Kieran Long, Senior curator, V&A; Louise Noelle, CICA
10:45 Adam’s House in Paradise, Session chair: Louise Noelle, Mexico
Suha Ozkan, Istanbul; Michelangelo Sabatino, Houston; Carlos Eduardo Comas, Porto Alegre; Richard Wesley, Philadelphia
12:00 The Idea of a Town / The Seduction of Place, Session chair: George Baird, Toronto
Phyllis Lambert, Montreal; Luis Fernández-Galiano, Madrid; Czeslaw Bielecki, Warsaw
2:00 Critique of Buildings, Session chair: Manuel Cuadra, Kassel
David Leatherbarrow, Philadelphia; Pippo Ciorra, Rome; Desmond Hui, Hong Kong; Vittorio Gregotti, Venice
3:15 Critical Juncture, Session chair: Trevor Boddy, Vancouver
Robert Tavernor, London; Patrick Lynch, London George Baird, Toronto; Kenneth Frampton, New York
4:15 Concluding remarks: Yasmin Shariff, London