"Form Follows Fiction": Two Lectures by Ole Scheeren
Germany / Apr 21, 2023
Ole Scheeren will be giving two lectures in May, offering insights into his design philosophy and showcasing some of his most notable projects. The first lecture will take place at TU Darmstadt on May 3, while the second will be held at the ZKM in Karlsruhe on May 4.
During the ZKM lecture, Scheeren will focus on his manifesto "Form Follows Fiction," which explores the concept of architecture as the sum of experiences, feelings, and memories. Drawing on his extensive experience in the field, he will showcase how he has used fiction as a tool to create innovative and functional spaces that meet people's needs and experiences. The lecture will also touch on his large-scale solo exhibition "ole scheeren: spaces of life," which is currently on view at the ZKM.
At the TU Darmstadt lecture, Scheeren will delve into his impressive portfolio, which includes some of the world's most recognizable high-rise buildings, housing developments, and cultural institutions. He will discuss how he has used design to create prototypes for tomorrow's life and showcase some of his most famous projects, including "The Interlace" in Singapore and the CCTV headquarters and the "Guardian Art Center" in Beijing. The lecture will be part of the university's Wednesday evening lecture series, "Positions," which features renowned personalities from architecture, art, and culture.