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In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day

11:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M.
Free with Museum admission; advance registration is recommended.

In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day is a symposium devoted to the most exciting and critical spatial projects of 2017. The event brings together international architects, artists, curators, theorists, and filmmakers, who were selected to present one new project—whether a building, a book, an artwork, or an exhibition—considered to be among the most engaging and relevant of the past year. The event consists of fast-paced presentations on the selected "Projects of the Year"; a conversation with a creative leader at IKEA led by Beatrice Galilee, Daniel Brodsky Associate Curator of Architecture and Design in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Met; and a panel discussion, "In Our Future: Radical Design Education,moderated by Sandra Jackson-Dumont, Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education, The Met. 

Symposium presenters and topics: David Adjaye, National Museum of African American History and Culture; Marwa al-Sabouni, The Battle for HomeNelly Ben Hayoun, University of the Underground; Benjamin Bratton, The New Normal; Design Earth, Of Oil and IceAvril Furness, The Last Moments: A 360 VR Film ExperienceJohn Gerrard, Western Flag (Spindletop, Texas)Go Hasegawa, Chapel in Guastalla; Junya Ishigami, Visitor Center at Park Vijversburg; Andrés Jaque, Intimate StrangersAmanda Levete, Victoria and Albert Museum Exhibition Road Quarter; Johnston Marklee, 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial; Lucy McRae, The Institute of IsolationJulie Mehretu, Politicized LandscapesHeneghan Peng, The Palestinian Museum; Philippe Rahm, Jade Eco Park; Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center; Wang Shu, Fuyang Cultural Complex; and Peter Zellner, Free School of Architecture.

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This program is made possible by Daniel Brodsky and Dr. William Pordy.

Additional support is provided by Aesop.

Dezeen is the media sponsor for In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day.


Assistive listening devices are available.Assistive listening devices are available.

Image: Film still from The Institute of Isolation by Lucy McRae. Photo by Julian Love

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