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Model of a regular high-/low point level; Frei Otto, Larry Medlin, 1964

Exhibition Opening: Frei Otto. Thinking by Modeling

Fri, 04.11.2016 7 pm, ZKM_Foyer

Description

The exhibition aims at introducing new perspectives on the work of Frei Otto as well as formulating present-day questions concerning the future of our built environment involving architecture, technology, sustainability and society.

Being one of the most internationally celebrated and innovative German architects of the 20th century, Frei Otto (1925-2015) was awarded the Pritzker Prize for his life work last year, which is considered the most recognized award for architecture globally. The exhibition will showcase well-known as well as completely unknown projects. The material on display covers a total of more than 200 design models, objects and instruments, more than 1,000 photos, drawings, sketches, plans and films, as well as various large-scaled media projections.

Speakers include

Holger Hanselka, President of the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology KIT
Christiane Riedel, General Manager ZKM | Karlsruhe 
Philip Kurz, Managing Director of Wüstenrot Stiftung 
Georg Vrachliotis, Exhibition Curator, Head of the Südwestdeutsche Archiv für Architektur und Ingenieurbau (saai) KIT

Partners

A cooperation between the Southwest German Archive for Architecture and Civil Engineering (saai) at KIT and the Wüstenrot Foundation in cooperation with ZKM | Karlsruhe

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