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The challenge of context: Alireza Taghaboni in conversation

Architecture Awards Week

Talk

Wednesday 15 May 2019
6.30 — 8pm

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Guyim Vault House, Sadra, Iran, by NextOffice

Ⓒ NextOffice

The winner of last year’s Royal Academy Dorfman Award, Alireza Taghaboni, returns to the RA for a conversation on how architects can overcome the challenges presented by global politics.

Alireza Taghaboni founded his practice NextOffice in 2009. Based in Tehran, he aims to provide contemporary responses to traditional Iranian architecture, taking into account climatic conditions alongside the economic, political and socio-cultural context of the country. Taghaboni manages to produce experimental work of exceptional architectural quality in what can only be seen as turbulent political conditions.

For this conversation, Taghaboni will be joined by a practitioner who navigates equally complex global conditions as they contrast and compare their particular situations. How can architects retain the integrity of their ideas while navigating global politics? Can work ever truly exist separate from its context? Join us and find out more on how architects can engage with constantly shifting conditions in creative and experimental ways.

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Wednesday 15 May 2019

6.30 — 8pm

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

£10, £6

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