International Dialogues - Shigeru Ban

The RIBA welcomes world-renowned architect Shigeru Ban to present his lecture 'Works and Humanitarian Activities.'

Date

February 23 2016 • 7.00pm
to 8.40pm

Contact

RIBA Public Programmes talks@riba.org

venue

RIBA, 66 Portland Place London W1B 1AD

Tickets

£12 Standard

£10 Students

£10 RIBA Members and Friends

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Tickets

£12 Standard

£10 Students

£10 RIBA Members and Friends

Book tickets

In partnership with the Japan Foundation, we are proud to host a lecture by the 2014 Pritzker Prize Laureate Shigeru Ban. Speaking for the first time in the UK for seven years, Shigeru Ban will discuss his work with disaster relief projects through the NGO, Voluntary Architects’ Network (VAN), established by the architect in 1995 and other projects built worldwide. 

His 2015 Nepal Project is currently on display in the 'Creation from Catastrophe' exhibition. The project demonstrates Ban’s unique approach to rebuilding after disasters using sustainable and vernacular building techniques and materials such as paper tubes, bamboo and brick rubble.

Born in Tokyo in 1957, Shigeru Ban graduated from the Cooper Union and started working for Arata Isozaki & Associates in 1982. He founded Shigeru Ban Architects in 1985 and became consultant to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in 1995.

Part of a season of events inspired by 'Creation from Catastrophe: How Architecture Rebuilds Communities'.

Future Leaders Offer

Attendees to the first of the 'Future Leaders' series on 15 March receive a special rate to two of the four ‘International Dialogues’ events. For more information and to book tickets see Future Leaders 2016

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