Press Release

April 27, 2021

Gabriel Kogan, Architect, Critic, and Professor on Pompéia, São Paulo, Brazil  


Gabriel Kogan, Architect, Critic, and Professor
David van der Leer,
  Principal, DVDL 

The world is rapidly changing around us, and it is questionable if the old frameworks for the development of programs and space programs for museums will still be relevant tomorrow. What would museums for the 21st century become if we were to take this unprecedented time to explore new missions, visions, and (space) programs for existing and new institutions?

For the next conversation in our The Future of Cultural Centers   dialogue series, we will be speaking with Gabriel Kogan, an architect, critic and filmmaker based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is a PhD candidate at the University of São Paulo (School of Architecture and Urban Planning, FAU-USP) and a professor at Escola da Cidade (history and architecture theory). Since 2015, Kogan has been a guest lecturer and teaching assistant at Politecnico Milano. His main research and teaching areas include modern and contemporary architectural theory, especially on Brazil and Japan. 

SESC Pompéia is a remarkable adaptive reuse project based in São Paolo, Brazil and developed by one of Modernism’s best-known female architects, Lina Bo Bardi. Originally a drum factory, Bo Bardi transformed the structure into a highly successful multi-purpose building by adding two concrete towers connected by diagonal walkways. The building is a unique, hybrid cultural space that provides members with a diverse mix of services, from athletic facilities, and swimming pools, to community classroom gallery and exhibition spaces.

This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program.
Register here

Event Pass Information
AIA Member (not AIANY) – $5
Student w/ valid .edu email address – FREE
General Public – $10 
FREE with promo code “CULTURE”

April 6/ 6 – 7pm / 
Alex Sarian – President & CEO, Arts Commons, Calgary Canada
April 20/ 12 – 1pm / Melanie Keen – Director, Wellcome Collection, London, UK
April 27/ 6 – 7pm / Gabriel Kogan – Architect, Critic, and Professor, São Paulo, Brazil
May 11/ 12 – 1pm / Pieternel Thijssen  – Head of innovation and Library, Lochal Tilburg, Netherlands
May 18/ 12 – 1pm / Kristina Newman-Scott – President, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY

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