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In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day

In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day

All-day symposium devoted to contemporary architecture and design
Saturday, November 12, 2016
10:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

On Saturday, November 12, The Met will host In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day, an all-day symposium devoted to the most exciting and critical design projects of 2016. The event will be held in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Met Fifth Avenue. Architects, curators, theorists, photographers, and filmmakers will present on a range of international projects. Structured into three parts—Architecture on Display, Projects of the Year, and On the Horizon—the daylong program will construct a global view of contemporary architectural practice.

Participants include: Wolfgang Tillmans, Yves Behar, Malkit Shoshan, Ensamble Studio, Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley, Ou Ning, OMA, Donovan Wylie, West 8, Nelly Ben Hayoun, Jill Magid, Smiljan Radić, Stefan Sagmeister, nArchitects, The Lowline Diller, Scofidio + Renfro, Bas Princen, Bêka & Lemoine, Space Caviar, Nora Akawi, Miranda July, REX, Amanda Williams, Liam Young, Lacaton et Vassal, Deborah Berke Partners, and Christ & Gantenbein.

To complement the program, related films will be screened in the Bonnie J. Sacerdote Hall; and 10-minute "Spotlight Gallery Talks" on architecture at The Met will take place at all three locations—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters—throughout the day. Details to be announced.

This program is free with Museum admission and seating is first come, first served. Space is limited.

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

Additional support and printed materials provided by Aesop.

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

It is registered with AIA CES.

Press contact: Alexandra Kozlakowski,, 212–570–3951

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Updated October 25, 2016

Image: Ensamble Studio, Structures of Landscape, Beartooth Portal, Tippet Rise Art Center, Fishtail, Montana. Photo by Iwan Baan, 2016

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