David Chipperfield will deliver the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2023 Laureate Lecture and participate in a panel discussion on 'The Role of Practice' at the National Technical University of Athens on Tuesday 23 May 2023 at 15:40 EEST, with the participation of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University of Patras and Technical University of Crete. The event will be live streamed on the YouTube channel of the School of Architecture NTUA and through Facebook and Instagram Live @PritzkerArchitecturePrize.
During the lecture, David Chipperfield will reflect on the role, responsibilities and opportunities of architectural practice. He will consider how architecture has been dominated by market forces and become increasingly detached from its place, just as the challenges of climate crisis, loss of biodiversity and social inequality have heightened the urgency for a more proactive position.
Alejandro Aravena, Jury Chair and 2016 Laureate, will introduce the lecture. It will be followed by a conversation between David Chipperfield, Francis Kéré, 2022 Laureate, and Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal, 2021 Laureates, as they each reveal the successes and failures of their respective journeys which effected their architectural philosophies and works, and led them to the shared stage of the present.