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Amanda Levete

Festival of Ideas


Thursday 13 September 2018
7 — 8pm

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Amanda Levete

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Join world-renowned architect Amanda Levete as she discusses some of her most pioneering projects and the importance of risk in architecture.

Over the past 20 years, Amanda Levete has designed some extraordinary buildings, from MAAT – the Museum of Art, Architecture & Technology – in Lisbon, to the Exhibition Road Quarter at the V&A in London. In 1998 she won the RIBA Stirling Prize for the Media Centre at Lord’s Cricket Ground, designed with Jan Kaplický at Future Systems. In 2009 she set up her own practice, AL_A. Ongoing commissions include the transformation of the flagship Galleries Lafayette department store in Paris, a new centre for the cancer care charity Maggie’s in Southampton, two new buildings for Wadham College at the University of Oxford, and the Monte St Angelo Subway Station in Naples.

In a lecture about both her recent and upcoming projects, she will examine the vital influence architecture and urban design have on our daily lives. This lecture will be followed by a Q&A chaired by writer and broadcaster Tom Dyckhoff.

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Thursday 13 September 2018

7 — 8pm

The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly

£20, £12 concessions