The Making of an Avant-Garde. The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies 1967-1984


Event details

Date and time 23.11.2020 20:0022:15  
Category Conferences - Seminars
The lab for Architecture: Criticism, History and Theory of Prof. Christophe Van Gerrewey invites you to the screening of Diana Agrest's film from 2013, The Making of an Avant-Garde: the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies 1967-1984. 
The film (64') documents and explores the Institute's fertile beginnings in New York as well as its enduring significance as a locus for the architectural avant-garde. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Diana Agrest, Kim Förster, and Christophe Van Gerrewey.

Diana Agrest is an architect and urbanist, theorist, writer, educator and filmmaker. She is professor of architecture at the Cooper Union, founder of Agrest Gandelsonas Architects in New York and was a fellow at the IAUS from 1972 to 1984.
Kim Förster is lecturer in architectural studies at the University of Manchester, and author of the forthcoming The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies (New York, 1965-1985). Networks of Cultural Production.
Christophe Van Gerrewey is assistant professor of theory at EPFL. He is the author of Choosing Architecture (EPFL Press, 2019) and the editor of OMA/Rem Koolhaas: A Critical Reader (Birkhäuser, 2019).


Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


  • EPFL ENAC IA - lab ACHT - Architecture: Criticism, History and Theory prof. Christophe Van Gerrewey