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RIBA + VitrA Talks

RIBA + VitrA Talks

2018 Serpentine Pavilion

RIBA + VitrA Talks

An ongoing series of talks featuring emerging and established international voices in architecture, in partnership with VitrA Bathrooms.

September 2018 - 2020

We are delighted to announce the RIBA + VitrA Talks.

Over the next two years the series will feature emerging and established international voices in architecture. This partnership reflects a shared commitment to add social, economic and cultural value to society, and VitrA Bathrooms are proud to be supporting such an inspiring programme.

With innovation at its core, a global reach and a tradition of collaborating with celebrated architects and designers, the VitrA bathroom brand has become a world leader, synonymous with contemporary sophistication since the mid 1900s.

To find out about past RIBA + VitrA talks, please visit the related events pages below.

To watch Daniel Libeskind's talk in full, click play.

RIBA + VitrA Talks is sponsored by VitrA Bathrooms.

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Upcoming events

Past events

5 September 2018, 7pm to 8.30pm

RIBA + VitrA Talk: Kazuyo Sejima, SANAA

Founding partner of Tokyo-based SANAA discusses her approach to design in Japan and internationally.

England - London
19 September 2018, 7.00pm to 8.30pm

RIBA + VitrA Talk: Sir David Adjaye with Lesley Lokko

Sir David Adjaye will discuss his exceptional career with Lesley Lokko, author and Head of School at the Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg.

England - London
23 October 2018, 7.00pm to 8.30pm

RIBA + VitrA Talk: Assemble

Turner Prize-winning collective Assemble discuss recent projects including major commission, Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art which opens in September 2018.

England - London
28 November 2018, 7.00pm to 8.30pm

RIBA + VitrA Talk: Intergenerational Dialogues - Kate Macintosh and Mary Duggan

Join us for discursive conversations between pioneering architects of the past and the future, through pairing an established seminal architect with a younger emerging architect.

England - London
11 February 2019, 7.00pm to 8.30pm

RIBA + VitrA Talk: MASS Design Group

MASS will present projects demonstrating that innovation, driven by interdisciplinary research, can deliver well-built environments that are efficient, effective, and empowering.

England - London
18 February 2019, 7.00pm to 8.30pm

RIBA + VitrA Talk: Frida Escobedo

Frida Escobedo will discuss recent projects, including the 2018 Serpentine Pavilion. To date she is the youngest architect commissioned for the prestigious project.

England - London
19 March 2019, 7.00pm to 8.30pm

RIBA + VitrA Talk: Emre Arolat

​The principal of award-winning practice Emre Arolat Architecture will discuss recent work including the Sancaklar Mosque in Istanbul that won an RIBA Award for International Excellence in 2018.

England - London
16 April 2019, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

RIBA + VitrA Talk: Daniel Libeskind

​Hear from Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind in conversation with Priya Khanchandani, Editor of design and architecture magazine, Icon.

England - London
18 April 2019, 7.00pm to 8.30pm

Istanbul RIBA + VitrA Talk: Daniel Libeskind

As part of the RIBA + VitrA partnership talks, internationally renowned architect Daniel Libeskind will be presenting recent projects at the İş Sanat Culture Centre in Istanbul.

22 May 2019, 6.30pm to 8.00pm

RIBA + VitrA Talk: Feilden Fowles at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Following the opening of The Weston at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, hear architects Fergus Feilden and Edmund Fowles in conversation with Clare Lilley, the Director of Programme at YSP.

England - Yorkshire

Further information

Tickets for all events £12, or £6 for RIBA Members, Students or Friends. Discounts available for group bookings. All talks begin at 7pm at 66 Portland Place, London.

For more information on the RIBA + VitrA Talks series, contact Meneesha Kellay, Public Programme Curator