20 May 2024 17:30Opening and Inaugural Lecture by Lina Ghotmeh - Milano Arch Week May 20


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The Opening of Milano Arch Week, the international festival dedicated to architecture, urban transformations and the future of cities, promoted by Comune di Milano, Politecnico di Milano and Triennale Milano, with the artistic direction of Stefano Boeri, President of Triennale Milano, will be held on 20 May 2024 at 5.30 pm in the patio of Politecnico di Milano.

They will be present:
Donatella Sciuto, Rector of Politecnico di Milano
Stefano Boeri, President Triennale Milan
Giancarlo Tancredi, Deputy Mayor for Urban Regeneration, City of Milan
Tommaso Sacchi, Deputy Mayor for Culture, City of Milan
Andrea Campioli, Dean of the School of Architecture, Urban Planning and Construction Engineering at Politecnico di Milano
Nina Bassoli and Matteo Ruta, curators of Milano Arch Week

Followed by Inaugural Lecture by Lina Ghotmeh

Architect of Lebanese origin based in Paris, Lina Ghotmeh proposes a vision of architecture as a sensitive force that reflects the city in its history, which expresses the project as “Archaeology of the future”. Among her most recent works are the Serpentine Pavilion 2023 and the Stone Garden Housing in Beirut.

Lina Ghotmeh leads her practice Lina Ghotmeh — Architecture in Paris. Echoing her lived experience in Beirut – a palimpsest of unrest – her designs are orchestrated as an “Archeology of the Future” where every project emerges materially sensitive and in symbiosis with nature.
Her work includes “Stone Garden” tower in Beirut, Dezeen Award ‘project of the year’ (2021), exhibited at the 17th Biennale in Venice, at MAXXI in Rome and in cooper Hewitt in New York; the Estonian National Museum, Mies Van der Rohe nominee; Ateliers Hermès the first energy-positive, low carbon manufacturing building in France; the 22nd Serpentine Pavilion in London and the future AlUla Contemporary Art Museum.
Lina Ghotmeh was Louis I Khan professor at Yale, Gehry Chair at Toronto University (2021-2022) and currently holds the Kenzo Tange professorship at GSD Harvard. She has been awarded the Schelling Architecture Prize (2020) and the Great Arab Minds Award (2023) among other prizes and nominations.

The lecture will be held in english.



20 May 2024


Politecnico di Milano, Patio di Architettura

via Ampère 2


Comune di Milano, Politecnico di Milano, Triennale Milano