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Saturday, October 15 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
Architecture Keynote: Frank Gehry Talks with Paul Goldberger

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Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain was declared “the greatest building of our time” by none other than Philip Johnson. Gehry’s work has been described by another great architect, Renzo Piano, as being “like an explosion. It’s about energy; it’s about joy. It’s frozen movement.” Gehry will be joined by Pulitzer Prize winner and leading architecture critic Paul Goldberger, author of the critical biography Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry. We are privileged to have the opportunity to hear this great architect and artist and his biographer speak about his life, his work, and his legacy. Hosted by Nicholas Negroponte, cofounder of the MIT Media Lab. Sponsored by Ann and Graham Gund.

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Nicholas Negroponte

Nicholas Negroponte is the co-founder (with Jerome B. Wiesner) of the MIT Media Lab, which he directed for its first twenty years. A graduate of MIT, Negroponte was a pioneer in the field of computer-aided design and has been a member of the MIT faculty since 1966. He gave the first TED talk in 1984, as well as thirteen since. He is author of the 1995 bestseller Being Digital, which has been translated into more than forty languages. In 2005 he... Read More →

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Frank Gehry

Architecture Keynote
Frank Gehry is an award-winning architect and designer whose sculptural designs often subvert traditional expectations of building material and architectural form. Gehry, who was born in Canada, immigrated to the United States in 1947 and studied architecture at the University of Southern California and city planning at Harvard University. After working for several other architecture firms, he founded his own firm, Frank O. Gehry &... Read More →
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Paul Goldberger

Paul Goldberger is a Pulitzer Prize–winning architecture critic who is currently a Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair. He was the architecture critic for the New Yorker from 1997 to 2011 and, before that, the architecture critic for the New York Times, and he holds the Joseph Urban Chair in Architecture and Design at the New School. Goldberger is the author of several books, including Why Architecture Matters and Up from Zero: Politics... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 11:00am - 12:15pm
Trinity Sanctuary Copley Square, Boston, MA