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Royal Academy Architecture Awards Week Programme 2019

Royal Academy Architecture Awards Week Programme 2019 Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Diller Scofidio + Renfro

29 April 2019

Join the Royal Academy for Architecture Awards Week 13 - 17 May 2019, a week of special events celebrating architecture, including the inaugural Royal Academy Dorfman Award 

As International Partner for this year's Royal Academy Architecture Awards, we have been working closely with the RA Architecture Team on an exciting public programme as part of the Awards Week. This series of talks and discussions promises to be an exciting and stimulating series of events exploring the themes and ideas inspired by the work of the finalists.

Monday 13 May 2019
6 - 8.45pm

Architectural Futures: Royal Academy Dorfman Award talk and presentation

From Ireland and Mexico to Niger and Thailand, watch the finalists of the Royal Academy Dorfman Award present their work to our jury, and be the first to hear about the winner.

Our Director, Sarah Mann, will be chairing a panel discussion with the four Dorfman finalists before the presentation of the award. 

The announcement of the winner will be live streamed via the Royal Academy's Architecture Instagram channel, here.

Find out more and book your ticket on the RA's website.

Tuesday 14 May 2019
6.30 - 8.00pm

Royal Academy Architecture Prize lecture:
Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio

Join us for a celebratory lecture by this year’s winners, Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, who will discuss the ongoing relevance of their early work and influences for current projects.

This event is now fully booked, but you will be able to watch a recording of the lecture on the RA's Youtube channel after the event. Watch this space and our social media channels to find out more.

Find out more on the RA's website here.

Wednesday 15 May 2019
2.00 - 4.00pm

Teaching practice: architects and research

Explore the relevance of teaching and research for architectural practice in an afternoon conversation inspired by the work of the Royal Academy Dorfman Award finalists.

In this free event, the finalists of the Royal Academy Dorfman Award are joined by academics and teaching practitioners from the UK to present their thoughts on the importance of teaching for practicing architects.

Find out more on the RA's website here.

6.30 - 8.00pm

The challenge of context: Alireza Taghaboni in conversation

The winner of last year’s Royal Academy Dorfman Award, Alireza Taghaboni, returns to the RA for a conversation on how architects can overcome the challenges presented by global politics.

Find out more on the RA's website here.

Friday 17 May 2019
6.30 - 8.00pm

Beyond buildings: performance as architecture

Join us for a panel discussion looking at the performative side of architecture – learn more about how an active arts practice can develop and drive spatial ideas.

Find out more on the RA's website here.

See the full programme on the RA's website here.

Find out more about our partnership with the Royal Academy here and keep an eye on our social media channels for updates.