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2023
HKU Department of Architecture: Fall 2023 Public Lecture Series - The Good Life <Architecture As Collective Form>
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HKU Department of Architecture

Fall 2023 Public Lecture Series

The Good Life

 

Speaker: Rafi Segal

Associate Professor of Architecture and Urbanism

the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

 

Lecture Title: Architecture As Collective Form

 

Date: 27 October 2023 (Friday)

Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm

Venue: KB419, 4/F, Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong

 

Lecture Abstract:

How does a site benefit from the building designed on it — and in turn, how can a building benefit from its site and urban context?

In the work of Rafi Segal, these questions sets in motion a series of dialogues between object and city, form and program, user and designer, mass and void, figure and ground, structure and envelop, and other ‘conversations’ shaping architecture. Responding to collective ideas, memories and aspirations, Architect and urbanist Segal will present his work which confronts conventions and probes civic aspirations.

 

Biography:

Rafi Segal is an architect and Associate Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he directs the SMArchS Urbanism program.

His work involves design and research at the scale of the building, the neighborhood, the settlement, and the region, and results in the design of urban systems as well as individual buildings, where both are imbedded with civic value, contribute purposely to their larger urban context, and express their essential place within it.

Segal directs Future Urban Collectives, a new design-research lab at MIT that explores emerging notions of collectivity - asking how architecture and urbanism can support

and scale cohabitation, coproduction, and coexistence.

 

 

Social Media Contact Information:

Instagram: @rafisegal_au

                    @segal_rafi

Website: www.rafisegal.com