Pratt Institute School of Architecture will host the symposium “Voyage through Le Corbusier” on Monday, October 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Higgins Hall Auditorium in conjunction with the Institute’s “Le Corbusier – Miracle Boxes” exhibition. “Le Corbusier – Miracle Boxes” is a multidisciplinary three-part exhibition on the work of Le Corbusier.
The symposium will include presentations by scholars Kenneth Frampton, Mary McLeod, Jose Oubrerie, Stanislaus von Moos, Deborah Gans, and “Le Corbusier – Miracle Boxes” curator Ivan R. Shumkov, Ph.D. They will speak about their research on the work of renowned architect Le Corbusier (born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris) and his legacy, which goes far beyond the fields of architecture and art in suggesting a plan for radical social change. After the individual presentations, the symposium participants will gather for a round table discussion and public question-and-answer session.
On view through October 15, 2010, in the atrium and in The Hazel and Robert H. Siegel Gallery of Higgins Hall, the exhibition’s architectural portion provides an in-depth look at more than 50 of Le Corbusier’s public buildings. The exhibition provides a comprehensive analysis of the work of Le Corbusier and shows how his ideas for reinventing modern living are echoed in contemporary architecture and design. The title of the exhibition refers to the architect’s concept of the boîte à miracles, a container that can be filled with “everything you dream of” that refers to architecture as a work and place of creation.