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RIBA + VitrA Talk: Intergenerational Dialogues - David Leatherbarrow & Francesca Torzo

As part of our Intergenerational Dialogues lectures we are delighted to host a conversation between David Leatherbarrow, a world renowned architectural historian known for his writings on architecture, time and memory, and Francesca Torzo whose architectural practice is increasingly gaining exposure for its poetic and quietly attentive approach to designing buildings.

Collaged profile photos of David Leatherbarrow and Francesca Torzo

David Leatherbarrow is a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and has also taught at the University of Cambridge and the University of Westminster. His research often focuses on the experiential quality of architecture, specifically on the effects of accumulated time on buildings and their users. He has written prolifically, publishing 140 scholarly essays and articles, and more than 10 books.

collage of a number of publications by David Leatherbarrow - Architecture oriented otherwise, Three Cultural Ecologies and Topographical Stories

Leatherbarrow is also the winner of the 2020 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education, the highest honour given to an educator in architecture in the US.

An elevational view of the brick facade of z33 by Torzo features assymetric openings and a pinkish hue of specialised brickwork in a diagonal pattern

image credit: Gion von Albertini

Francesca Torzo founded her practice, based In Genoa, in 2008 after working for Peter Zumthor and Bosshard Vaquer Architekten. Her most recent project is Z33, a new museum for contemporary art in Hasselt, Belgium which won the 2018 Piranesi award. Z33 is deeply embedded into the existing fabric of the city through a close reading of the materiality of the surrounding street and neighbouring buildings, whilst its interior spaces reveal themselves as a complex sequence of small interlocking spaces.

In 2018 she was a participant in the 16th Architecture Biennale in Venezia and currently has a solo exhibition as part of the Milan Triennale titled Chaosmos.




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