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Cultures in Dialogue: An Open Discussion between a German and Italian Architect

June 05th, 2014
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News from Berlin- In collaboration with the Italian Institute of Culture in Berlin, the BDA (Bund Deutscher Architekten) is proud to present the last event of the third edition of the series Berliner Architekturdialoge (Berlin Architecture Dialogues), which will be focused on the different positions of the two architects involved in the discussion.

The event, taking place on Tuesday June 24th, 2014 at the BDA Gallery of Berlin, Charlottenburg, will involve the German architect Frank Barkow and the Italian architect Carlo Ratti. In reference to their work, they will discuss about their personal positions on architectural issues, confronting, analyzing and challenging the differences which occur between their own styles and personal experiences in architecture. Personal differentiating opinions will be introduced in the wider context of the culture to which they belong, taking into consideration Italian and German art's various concepts.

Nonetheless, the aim of the discussion is to highlight common viewpoints as well, favouring an international collaboration. The event is a great opportunity to understand cultural differences expressed through what is one of the most visible thing to human eyes: architecture.

The debate will be conducted with moderation and various opinions being able to be voiced and it will be an opportunity to get an insight into both the German and Italian cultures.

The admission is free of charge and all the participants are invited to follow the discussion and to understand the works of the architects relying on the idea of cultural diversity. The public previously already gave an enthusiastic feedback about the previous debates of the third edition, which saw many discussions between German and Italian architects, as well as on the previous series. In fact, the first edition, organized in 2012, launched a debate between German and French architects, whereas the 2013 series saw more involvement by German and English architects.

For more informations, please visit the BDA website: . The event will be held in English.

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