ZHdK Lectures on Global Culture: The Disappearance of Architecture
In the recent edition of the “ZHdK Lectures on Global Culture”, the renowned architect Dominique Perrault, designer of the French national library in Paris, dealt with “The Disappearance of Architecture. Between Presence and Absence”. Addressing the issue of “absent” spaces, Perrault focused on subterranean architecture. That is, with the atrium of the Bibliothèque François Mitterrand, Perrault himself provided one of the most striking examples, which later became a setting of W.G. Sebald’s novel Austerlitz.
The lecture was a followed by a conversation with Michael Schindhelm and Andreas Janser, the curator of the exhibition “Unterirdisch – Das Spektakel des Unsichtbaren” which from July to September took place in the Zurich Museum fuer Gestaltung.