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Spring 2023 HKU Public Lecture Series: 'Mies in Motion' by Dietrich Neumann

Speaker: Dietrich Neumann
Lecture Title:  Mies in Motion
Date: 28 March, 2023 (Tuesday) 
Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Venue: KB419, Knowles Building 
Contact Person: Ms. JoJo Chan  (3917 8992/ )

Lecture abstract:  

Inspired by the theme of the lecture series, this presentation will look at examples of Ludwig  Mies van der Rohe’s architecture and furniture, which were designed specifically for bodies in motion and discuss the critical discourse around the notion of "flowing space," frequently associated with Mies.


Dietrich Neumann is a professor for the history of Modern Architecture at Brown University and currently a visiting professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Trained as an architect in Munich and London, he received his PhD from Munich University. His publications have dealt with the history of skyscrapers, movie set design, architectural illumination, building materials and Mies van der Rohe. He has held fellowships at the Canadian Center for Architecture, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, at the American Academies in Berlin and Rome and won the Founder’s and Philip Johnson Awards from the Society of Architectural Historians, where he served as president 2008-2010 and was named a fellow in 2018. He was the first Vincent Scully Visiting Professor at Yale University, is a member of the Committee on Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art and the current president of Docomomo New England.

No pre-registration is required. An attendance record sheet will be provided at the venue for members to submit their name and HKIA member no. to the organizer.