RE-PAIR: "An Archaeology of the Future" with Lina Ghotmeh

by IE School of Architecture & Design

On Campus Architecture / Urbanism / Design

Wed, Feb 15, 2023

5 PM – 6:30 PM (GMT+1)

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Room 23.02

IE Tower, Paseo de la Castellana 259E




About his event:
The IE School of Architecture and Design proudly presents Lina Ghotmeh, founder of Lina GhotmAbout this event:eh - Architecture, as part of this year's Re-Pair lecture series. In the epoch of the Anthropocene, the urgency of building better futures becomes louder. From circular economies to energetic autonomies, the mission of architecture is to achieve a future of symbiosis where everything is a resource; Nothing and no one is forgotten, living in a memorable and sustainable world that includes every body.
“Archeology of the future” is a veritable approach to the built landscape created by Lina Ghotmeh throughout her practice. Her firm’s designs develop from thorough historical research. Every new gesture is drawn from the traces of the past. A link is drawn between Time, Memory, Space and Place, but also between the Humane and Nature. The past meets the future as histories are unearthed and memories excavated to enable questioning, innovation and a more sustainable architecture. Bearing a “humanist” approach, Lina Ghotmeh’s practice emphasizes the work of the hand and artisanship, embracing local traditions while uplifting the subjective experience and the collective memory. 
The event will take place on Wednesday 15th February at 17.30h, at IE Tower, room 23.02. Online streaming will be available.

About the speaker:
Lina Ghotmeh leads her practice Lina Ghotmeh — Architecture in Paris and carries her works at the crossroad of Art, Architecture & Design. Echoing her lived experience of Beirut – a palimpsest of unrest – her designs are orchestrated as an “Archeology of the Future” where every project emerges in complete symbiosis with nature following a thorough historical and materially sensitive investigation. Ghotmeh’s projects include the Estonian National Museum (Grand Prix Afex 2016 & Mies Van Der Rohe Nominee) and “Stone Garden”, a crafted tower and gallery spaces in Beirut, among many others. Her work has been broadly exhibited and published. Lina Ghotmeh is actively involved in the academic world and has lectured in institutions across the world. She is Louis I Khan 2021 visiting professor at Yale School of Architecture and Gehry Chair 2021-22 at the University of Toronto. 

Re-Pair lecture series:

The IE School of Architecture and Design presents its 22-23 lecture series Re-Pair, which places a focus on initiatives that are bringing renovative changes to the sector. Diverse voices are invited to discuss how architecture and design are responding to the challenges faced globally today and embracing

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