Musea of Memory: The Architecture of Daniel Libeskind with Bert de Muynck

Musea of Memory: The Architecture of Daniel Libeskind with Bert de Muynck


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Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind is revered for introducing complex emotions and ideas into his designs. This conversation offers an introduction to the architectural concepts and ideas behind the many Jewish musea (in Berlin, Copenhagen, San Francisco, Columbus, Ottowa) designed by Libeskind over the past two decades.

Daniel Libeskind (1946) is a Polish-American architect, artist, professor, and set designer. Born in Łódź, Poland, Libeskind was the second child of Polish Jews and Holocaust survivors. Known for the design and completion of the Jewish Museum (2001) in Berlin, Germany, throughout the past 2 decades Studio Libeskind designed, amongst others, the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, the Danish Jewish Museum in Copenhagen, and the National Holocaust Museum in Ottawa.

We’ll discuss the ideas, concepts, and execution of Studio Libeskind when it comes to the design of these musea of memory in various locations. The lecture gives insight throughout text, plans, drawings, and photography in the philosophy and work of Daniel Libeskind through the lens of a diverse array of structures built to honor the memory of the holocaust in various locations.

Led by an expert on architecture, Bert de Muynck, this interactive seminar will explore Daniel Libeskind, his important designs and buildings, as well as Studio Libeskind. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with increased knowledge of the array of architectural wonders with the Libeskind name.

Bert is an architect and writer, and holds MAs in architectural engineering (Catholic University Leuven, Belgium) and cultural sciences (Free University Brussels). Born in Belgium, in the past decade he has lived and worked in architectural consultancy, writing, and academia in Amsterdam, Beijing, Shanghai, and now Lisbon, where he relocated in 2018. He is the co-director of "MovingCities", an independent research organisation investigating the role that architecture and urbanism play in shaping the contemporary city. Bert lived in China from 2006 to 2018, where he held academic positions at The University of Hong Kong (2011-14), China Academy of Art (2013-16), and Xian Liverpool University (2015-18). He has been a Context expert since 2013 (Shanghai and Lisbon) focusing on architectural and urban history and development. He is a prolific writer and public speaker in the field of architecture, urbanism, and culture.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Daniel Liebeskind and Memory's trip to the future

An astonishingly interesting, beautifully detailed trip through 6 pieces of Daniel Liebeskind's architectural monuments to the Holocaust. The speaker is brilliant and clear-headed, aware of multiple contexts for his analysis and organized in his presentation.

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Really interesting presentation - well documented with photos and designs and enough personal information about Libeskind that it was relevant. Great selection of examples.

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Well-designed talk on a careful selection of work by Daniel Liebeskind

I thoroughly enjoyed Bert De Muynck's focused discussion of several of Libeskind's memorial museums and monuments. Clearly illustrated with excellent images, diagrams, and drawings, this talk provided a sampling of the architect's work infused with the tenets of memorial culture. I especially appreciated having the perspective of someone who is both a scholar and an architect in a talk that touched on the aesthetics as well as the mechanics of Libeskind's practice.

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N.L.
Daniel Liebeskind and Memory's trip to the future

An astonishingly interesting, beautifully detailed trip through 6 pieces of Daniel Liebeskind's architectural monuments to the Holocaust. The speaker is brilliant and clear-headed, aware of multiple contexts for his analysis and organized in his presentation.

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S.

Really interesting presentation - well documented with photos and designs and enough personal information about Libeskind that it was relevant. Great selection of examples.

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Anonymous
Well-designed talk on a careful selection of work by Daniel Liebeskind

I thoroughly enjoyed Bert De Muynck's focused discussion of several of Libeskind's memorial museums and monuments. Clearly illustrated with excellent images, diagrams, and drawings, this talk provided a sampling of the architect's work infused with the tenets of memorial culture. I especially appreciated having the perspective of someone who is both a scholar and an architect in a talk that touched on the aesthetics as well as the mechanics of Libeskind's practice.