A lecture by prof. Joseph Rykwert

June 11, 2013, 7 p.m.
Si Monumentum Requiris…
A lecture by prof Joseph Rykwert

Keynote speech by Professor Joseph Rykwert opening the 2nd Heritage Forum of Central Europe.
“Archaeology has been described as the systematic destruction of the remains of the past. I propose therefore to consider the survival of such relics in spite of the archeologists, and the need often voiced and acted on – to incorporate them into a ‘living’ environment. And I am interested in how that need plays against a very different one, the need to record and commemorate celebrity, which may sometimes be evanescent so that its detritus inevitably forms another and often perplexing enclave within the environment.”
Admission free, a lecture in English, simultaneous interpretation

Joseph Rykwert is Paul Philippe Cret Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. He was born in Warsaw and moved to England in 1939. Joseph Rykwert has lectured or taught at most major schools of architecture throughout the world and is the author of a number of books which have all been translated into several languages. The most recent, The Judicious Eye. Architecture against the other Arts was published in 2008. Pokusa miejsca. Przeszłość i przyszłość miast [The Seduction of Place. The History and Future of the City] is going to be published soon in Polish.

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