Architecture Talk: Charles Renfro (Diller Scofidio + Renfro)
6 October 2016 | 6.30pm 8pm
Battersea, Gorvy Lecture Theatre
Free. Booking details TBC.
The School of Architecture at the Royal College of Art was pleased to present Charles Renfro, Partner at Diller Scofidio + Renfro, a New York-based interdisciplinary studio that works at the intersection of architecture, the visual arts, and the performing arts.
Led by Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, Charles Renfro, and Ben Gilmartin, the studio was founded in the early 1980s with independent, self-funded installations and performances on borrowed sites, and grew to take on large urban, cultural, and civic commissions – including Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the High Line.
Diller Scofidio + Renfro is one of seven shortlisted practices for the RCA’s Battersea South competition. The practice has been awarded the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (the first given in architecture), and the Brunner Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Talks in the series:
Christian Kerez, Friday 30 September, 6pm
Ascan Mergenthaler, Herzog & de Meuron: Monday 3 October, 11am
Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang: Monday 3 October, 6.30pm
Christopher Lee, Serie Architects: Thursday 6 October, 4pm
Charles Renfro, Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Thursday 6 October, 6.30pm
Jean Philippe Vassal, Lacaton & Vassal: Monday 10 October, 6.30pm
Paul Robbrecht and Johannes Robbrecht, Robbrecht en Daem: Thursday 13 October, 6.30pm