• Auditorium des DAM
60596 Frankfurt am Mai
Modern Clumsiness : Building Sigfried Giedion’s Befreites Wohnen
Invited Guest Lecture in the course „Architects as Bookmakers: Concepts, Contexts and Competing Visions“ at the Art History Department of the Goethe University. Tavares’ lecture is part of the workshop “The Building Culture and the Book Culture” organised with the Deutsches Architekturmuseum.
André Tavares, born in 1976, is an architect, curator and director of the exhibition gallery Garagem Sul at the Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon. He runs Dafne Editora, a small architectural publishing house in Porto and is the author of several books on the relation between architectural culture and the public sphere. In “The Anatomy of the Architectural Book” (2016), Tavares examines approaches to structuring, constructing and designing architectural books and traces how they have changed over time. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the gta Institute of the ETH Zurich and at the Lab2PT of the Escola do Minho in Portugal. In 2016, he has been appointed, with Diogo Seixas Lopes, as chief-curator for the Lisbon Architecture Triennale.