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Thursday 19 May 2022 ore 18:00 - 19:00

lectio magistralisJeanne Gang

MAXXI auditorium
free admission subject to availability
event in English with simultaneous translation available

A special lecture by one of the GOOD NEWS women in architecture exhibition’s protagonists.

Jeanne Gang is an American architect and founder of the international architecture and urban design studio Gang Architects based in Chicago. Known for an inquisitive and forward-thinking approach to design that unfolds new technical and material possibilities and expands the active role of designers in society, Jeanne Gang creates surprising places that connect people with each other, their communities and the environment.

Her most important and iconic works include: the Writers Theatre in Glencoe (Illinois), the Solar Carve Tower (New York), the Aqua skyscraper (Illinois), the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership (Michigan) and the Center for Science, Education, and Innovation for the American Museum of Natural History (New York). The latter project, currently under construction, is on display in the GOOD NEWS women in Architecture exhibition at MAXXI with the project’s sketches, renderings and a 1:10 scale model.

Her architecture responds appropriately to the specific context, not only from a geographical and environmental point of view but above all from a social one. The theme of the community is linked to the conception of architecture that exerts attraction and at the same time manages to create a dimension of intimacy among the inhabitants, reproducing domestic environments in public space.

Anna Irene Del Monaco Associate Professor in Architectural and Urban Design, Sapienza University of Rome
Elizabeth Rodini Ph.D., Director (Interim) American Academy in Rome

Pippo Ciorra Senior Curator MAXXI Architettura

Maria Claudia Clemente architect, Studio Labics
Jeanne Gang architect, Studio Gang Architects

In collaboration with Rome’s American Academy, Casa dell’Architettura and Ordine degli Architetti di Roma.

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