Lunch & talks
This lecture is cancelled and will be postponed to the next academic semester. We apologise for this.
Thursday 20 April 2023 12.15pm
Alfredo Thiermann + Thomas Weather
Moderated by Theodora Giovanazzi (TPOD)
20x20x20 presents a format engaging the guest professors at the EPFL School of Architecture — two 20 minute presentations by two guest professors followed by a 20 minute moderated discussions.
The lecture is also broadcast online. Meeting ID: 646 5060 5823.
Alfredo Thiermann is an architect and Assistant Professor for History and Theory of Architecture at EPFL. Through his practice and theoretical research, he explores the intersection between architecture and different media, from sound installations and film scenography to single family houses, public buildings, and large-scale infrastructures. He has taught and lectured at Harvard University, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and other institutions. Alfredo’s work has been published in A+U, Revista ARQ, TRACE magazine, Zeppelin, Potlatch, Real Review, Thresholds, Archithese, GTA Papers, and BauNetz, and has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Santiago, the Istanbul Design Biennial, gta exhibitions in Zurich, and the Venice Art Biennale among other institutions. He has been the recipient of the Rome Prize of the German Academy in Rome. He is author of the forthcoming book titled Radio-Activities: Architecture and Broadcasting in Cold War Berlin.
Thomas Weaver is an architectural writer, teacher and editor. Educated at the Bartlett School of Architecture and then at Princeton University, he subsequently worked as editor of ANY magazine in New York and taught courses in architectural theory and design at the Cooper Union. Since 2007 he has worked at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, where he edits the award-winning journal AA Files and manages all of the AA’s other publications, together with visiting lectureships in schools of architecture across Europe.