Lecture by Kjetil Thorsen of Snøhetta – Monday 29th Feb
Snøhetta is one of the new breed of modern, and relatively young, international practices that truly integrate architecture, landscape, interior, branding and design. Those who have been fortunate to hear Kjetil talk in Australia say he will make a huge impact on New Zealand audiences.
In the three studios, Norway, New York and Australia the practice currently has 140 employed staff members from 27 different nations, split equally between male and female. Although very international in its approach, there is a strong and common company culture firmly rooted within a Nordic Social Model which is based on equality, openness, generosity and environmental conditions.
Snøhetta practices self-defined transdisciplinary processes where different professionals, from authors to visual artists, from philosophers to sociologists, take each other positions to explore differing perspectives without prejudice points of view. Currently, Snøhetta is undertaking more than 50 projects in Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, the Americas and Canada. This widespread activity gives each professional valuable insight into differences and likenesses, allowing for continuously developing new knowledge, a precondition for intuition.
Date: Monday 29th February 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Owen G Glenn Building, Theatre 098 (below the Fisher and Paykel theatre)
Register for the lecture here.