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Architecture on Display: Marina Otero Verzier

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13 Lincoln's Inn Fields

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In this series Sir John Soane’s Museum and James Taylor-Foster are inviting curators and thinkers to reflect on the meanings, implications and varying strategies behind the display of architecture. Marina Otero Verzier, Head of R&D at Het Nieuwe Instituut, gives the first talk.

Marina Otero Verzier is Head of Research & Development at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam. Previously, she was Chief Curator of the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale together with the After Belonging Agency, director of Global Network Programming at Studio-X (New York) and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University GSAPP. She has also co-curated exhibitions at the 2013 Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale and the 2014 Istanbul Design Biennial. Otero Verzier studied architecture at TU Delft and the ETSA Madrid, where she completed her PhD in 2016. She is a co-editor of Promiscuous Encounters (2014), Unmanned: Architecture and Security Series (2016) and After Belonging: The Objects, Spaces, and Territories of the Ways We Stay In Transit (2016).

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Architecture and the discourse which envelops it has tied itself into a Gordian Knot of self-representation and reflection. While an ever larger number of curators of architecture step into the limelight, we see one central question emerging with renewed urgency: what does it mean to curate architecture?

How should architects, curators and, indeed, spectators conceive the material of architectural curating: drawings, photographs and models, or ideas, systems and strategies? In what ways can a growing international cohort of curators of architecture negotiate the differing demands of the cultural institutions and organisations in which their practice frequently takes place, those of the profession and of society more broadly? Who is, could, or should be, the audience? Ultimately, what is the purpose of curating architecture?

The 30 minute presentations are followed by a 30 minute audience discussion.

Doors open at 18:45. We are in a Grade I listed, 19th-century building, so access is not always straightforward. If you require step-free access or extra assistance, please contact us in advance of your booking on admin@soane.org.uk or 020 7405 2107.

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