13th International Architecture Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia:
29 Aug - 25 Nov 2012
20 Oct 2012 5:30 PM
Salon Suisse - round-table discussion II and concert
Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Campo S.Agnese-Dorsoduro 810
I-30123 Venezia
T +39 041 24 11 810

6.00pm: Round-table discussion

What are the commonalities and differences in the practice of architecture, between the UK, Switzerland and elsewhere? How does this reflect cultural differences as a whole? And what are the current factors that are changing and moulding the development of practice into the future? This discussion focuses on differing practices of architecture, considering how the reciprocal interest and influence between UK and Swiss practitioners over the last 25 years is changing today.


Nicholas Lobo Brennen, an architect, established G R U P P E in 2010 with Boris Gusic and Christoph Junk. He teaches with Tom Emerson at ETH Zurich. He has previously worked at Architekturbüro Peter Zumthor as well as in London and São Paulo.
Emanuel Christ, (born 1970, Basel, Switzerland) established his own practice Christ & Gantenbein with Christoph Gantenbein in 1998. The practice has since built projects in Switzerland, Germany, England, China and Mexico. He is Assistant Professor at the ETH Zurich.
Irina Davidovici, (born 1971, Bucharest, Romania) Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Director of Undergraduate History and Theory at Kingston University, London. She qualified as an architect and worked for Herzog & de Meuron and Caruso St John before resuming an academic career.
Tom Emerson, founded 6a architects with Stephanie Macdonald in London in 2001. In 2010 he was appointed Professor of Architecture at the ETH Department of Architecture in Zurich. He lives in London.
Elli Mosayebi, (born 1977, Tehran, Iran) estab- lished her own practice with Christian Mueller Inderbitzin and Ron Edelaar in 2004 and is now a partner of BS+EMI Architektenpartner AG since 2011. She is currently engaged in completing a PhD at ETH Zurich.

9.30pm: concert

Samuel Rohrer - NOREIA
with Claudio Puntin, Peter Herbert and Skuli Sverrisson

Simplicity is hard to do

With NOREIA the percussionist Samuel Rohrer is releasing his debut album under his own label, arjunamusic.  The Swiss musician, who has been living in Berlin since 2003, has become well-known through his work with a wide range of artists. His creative collaborations have already been documented in numerous recordings under the prestigious label ECM amongst others.

In 2005 he released the beguiling album „nolia“ with clarinettist Claudio Puntin (Fred Frith, Dave Liebman, Hermeto Pascoal, World Clarinet Quartet) and double bassist Peter Herbert (Art Blakey’s, the Jazz Messengers, Vienna Art Orchestra, Steve Lacy, Paul Simon).  Now Rohrer is taking the next natural step in the development of his music with his own label arjunamusic.  To this end he invited the Icelandic composer and bassist living in New York, Skúli Sverrisson (Alas No Axis, Laurie Anderson, Jon Hassell, Arto Lindsey, David Sylvian) to the French studio La Buissonne as the fourth man in his quartet, creating a line-up which has produced a new and fascinating spectrum of sounds.

NOREIA is the musical result of a new encounter between rock and jazz, and between composition and improvisation.  Samuel Rohrer’s band deserves the best, because their music delivers pleasure without being  undemanding, because it has something to say without overloading the listener, and because it reaches a place, without calculation, which is a new starting point.
This line-up, whose new album is named after the much worshipped Roman goddess, bringer of fortune, fertility and healing, promises to be one of the highlights of the live season wherever they are heard.

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