5 speakers 15 minutes each
Tue 22nd May 2018
An Evening with Daniel Libeskind
Royal Geographical Society
Will Gompertz is the BBC's first Arts Editor, a senior journalistic role he took up in 2009. He has presented numerous programmes and documentaries for the BBC, hosts his own regular network radio show, and written for leading magazines and newspapers, such as: Vanity Fair, The Times, and The Guardian. He has also written two best-selling non-fiction books (both published by Penguin in the UK). What Are You Looking At? – a history of modern art – which was published to excellent reviews in 2012, and Think Like an Artist (2015), about creativity. Before joining the BBC Will spent 7-years as a Director of the Tate Galleries where he was responsible for its BAFTA-winning website, creative direction, and the launching of the UK's first Performance Art festival. Will was voted one of the World's Top 50 Creative Thinkers by New York's Creativity magazine and is a Fellow of Harris Manchester, Oxford University.
An international figure in architecture and urban design, the architect Daniel Libeskind is renowned for his ability to evoke cultural memory in buildings of equilibrium-defying contemporaneity. Informed by a deep commitment to music, philosophy, and literature, Mr. Libeskind aims to create architecture that is resonant, original, and sustainable. Born in Lód’z, Poland, in 1946, Mr. Libeskind immigrated to the United States as a teenager. Daniel Libeskind established his architectural studio in Berlin, Germany, in 1989 after winning the competition to build the Jewish Museum in Berlin. In February 2003, Studio Libeskind moved its headquarters from Berlin to New York City when Daniel Libeskind was selected as the master planner for the World Trade Center redevelopment. Daniel Libeskind’s practice is involved in designing and realizing a diverse array of urban, cultural and commercial projects internationally.