Lina Ghotmeh in Conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist

Serpentine Pavilion 7 June 2023, 2-3:30pm Free


To mark the opening of À table, the 22nd Serpentine Pavilion, Lina Ghotmeh will be in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, Serpentine. The conversation will explore the inspirations behind this year’s Pavilion, Ghotmeh’s ‘Archaeology of the Future’ approach, and the history of the Pavilion commission.

Lina Ghotmeh’s (b.1980, Beirut, Lebanon) is an architect whose projects include the Estonian National Museum (Grand Prix Afex 2016 and Mies Van Der Rohe Nominee); Stone Garden, a crafted tower and gallery spaces in Beirut, Lebanon (DezeenArchitecture of the Year Award 2021); Réalimenter Masséna, a wooden tower dedicated to sustainable food culture in Paris, France (laureate of Paris’ call for innovative projects cI); Ateliers Hermès in Normandy, the first passive low carbon workshops building in France; Wonderlab exhibition in Tokyo, Japan, and Beijing, China, and Les Grands Verres for the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.

Ghotmeh has lectured in institutions across the world. She was the Louis I Khan 2021 visiting professor at Yale School of Architecture in United States and Gehry Chair 2021-22 at the University of Toronto, Canada. She is co-president of the Scientific Network for architecture in extreme climates and was a member of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2022 Jury. Among other prizes, she was awarded in 2021 the 2020 Schelling Architecture Prize, the 2020 Tamayouz Woman of Outstanding Achievement, the French Fine Arts Academy Cardin Award 2019, the Architecture Academy Dejean Prize 2016, and the French Ministry of Culture Award in 2008.


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