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Talks and lectures

RIBA + VitrA Talk: Kazuyo Sejima

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

The pioneering architect will launch the first talk in the RIBA + VitrA Talks series. Over the next two years the series will feature emerging and established international voices in architecture and urbanism.

Kazuyo Sejima is principal of Tokyo-based architecture practice SANAA, co-founded with Ryue Nishizawa in 1995. SANAA’s projects are distinctive in style through their lightness of touch, exceptional buildings include the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan; the Rolex Learning Center in Switzerland; New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York; and the Louvre-Lens in France.

In 2010 Kazuyo Sejima was appointed the first female director of the Venice Architecture Biennale, and in the same year Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa were named Pritzker Prize Laureates. Other honours include the Japan Architecture Award, Venice Biennale Golden Lion Award, Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Letters, and Medal with Purple Ribbon. She is currently a professor at the Polytechnic University of Milan, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Yokohama Graduate School of Architecture, and teaching at Japan Women’s University as a visiting professor.

The RIBA + VitrA 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 1900’s.

Don’t miss out. Watch a live stream of Sejima’s talk directly from at 7pm on Wednesday 5 September.

The RIBA + VitrA Talks Series is sponsored by VitrA Bathrooms.