K. Michael Hays, Harvard GSD
Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, ETH Zürich
Thomas Padmanabhan, Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekten
Wim van den Bergh, RWTH Aachen
Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, BeL Architekten
Philip Ursprung, ETH Zürich
Sam Jacob, Sam Jacob Studio
Alex Lehnerer, ETH Zürich
Anh-Linh Ngo, ARCH+
The roundtable symposium aims to offer a way to begin to understand the work of John Hejduk, an enigmatic figure within the discipline and history of architecture. How do we begin to understand a work that is not easily “teachable” or distilled into memorable soundbites? What are the values or potentials of Hejduk’s work in the present-day architectural context? What could be the relevance of this figure that largely worked outside of the constructs of theory and practice? How do we understand concepts of “Figure” and “Character” today?
Further we are interested in the work and points of view of each of the invited guests, especially pertaining to the concepts of figure, character, image and related concepts relevant to architecture’s expressive or critical capacities. Additional topics and interests include the relationship between architecture and the city and/or the use of architecture’s visual media (drawings, models) to construct arguments and narratives.
gta Hejduk Exhibition: https://www.gta.arch.ethz.ch/veranstaltungen/john-hejduk/informationen