Interrogation Series: Kersten Geers and David Van Severen in Conversation with Enrique Walker
Thursday September 23, 2010
Storefront presents the inaugural event of our new Interrogation Series with Kersten Geers David Van Severen and Enrique Walker discussing the work of OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen published in the book Seven Rooms and currently on display with photographs by Bas Princen at the 12th Architecture Venice Biennale “Garden Pavilion (7 Rooms / 21 Perspectives)”.
About the authors: The Brussels-based architectural firm OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen was set up in 2002 by Kersten Geers (*1975) and David Van Severen (*1978). OFFICE Kersten Geers David van Severen and Bas Princen were recently awarded the Silver Lion at the 2010 Venice Biennale for the most promising young participant of the exhibition “People meet in architecture” curated by Kazuyo Sejima. Their joint project “Garden Pavilion (7 Rooms / 21 Perspectives)” can be seen in the Palazzo delle Esposizioni and in the garden of the Arsenale.
About the book: Seven Rooms provides the first survey of OFFICE’s most significant architecture projects to date
About the Interrogator: Enrique Walker is an architect and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, where he directs the Master of Science program in Advanced Architectural Design. His publications include, Tschumi on Architecture: Conversations with Enrique Walker (Monacelli, 2006) and Lo Ordinario (Gustavo Gili, 2010).
About the Interrogation Series: The Interrogation Series is part of Storefront’s programming for the generation of dialog between “institutionalized” spheres of inquiry and emerging discourses. The events aim to produce multiple and new methodologies of exploration and to ultimately extract a confession or obtain information from certain “suspects” in relation to a particular “crime” (book, building, photograph, thought, etc.) through a series of arguments, questions and-hopefully-answers.
OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen
Edited by Moritz Küng, deSingel, International Arts Campus, Antwerpen, graphic design by Joris Kritis, texts by Moritz Küng, Enrique Walker
2009. 80 pp., 85 ills., 26 in color
21,10 x 29,10 cm
21 copies will be available for purchase and interrogation at Storefront during the event