International Dialogues – Shigeru Ban

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RIBA, in partnership with the Japan Foundation, will host a lecture by the 2014 Pritzker Prize Laureate Shigeru Ban. Speaking for the first time in the UK for seven years, Shigeru Ban will discuss his work with disaster relief projects through the NGO, Voluntary Architects’ Network (VAN), established by the architect in 1995 and other projects built worldwide.

His 2015 Nepal Project is currently on display in the ‘Creation from Catastrophe’ exhibition. The project demonstrates Ban’s unique approach to rebuilding after disasters using sustainable and vernacular building techniques and materials such as paper tubes, bamboo and brick rubble.

Born in Tokyo in 1957, Shigeru Ban graduated from the Cooper Union and started working for Arata Isozaki & Associates in 1982. He founded Shigeru Ban Architects in 1985 and became consultant to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in 1995.

Date: 23 February 2016 from 7.00pm to 8.40pm
Venue: RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), 66 Portland Place London W1B 1AD

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