meet the speaker

LINA GHOTMEH

TOPIC: The complex simplicity of human architecture

If we had to choose one word to describe Lina Ghotmeh’s personality and vision it would have to be: Humanist.

Lina Ghotmeh is the Founder of Lina Ghotmeh — Architecture. Born in Beirut in 1980’s, she grew up in this ancient cosmopolitan city marked by the scars of the Lebanese civil war. Although she wanted to become an archaeologist, Lina carried out her architectural studies at the American University of Beirut, where she looked at the notions of memory, space and landscape through her own methodology entitled « Archeology of the future ». After graduating and being awarded both the AZAR and AREEN prizes. Lina pursues her education at the École Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris where she takes on a teaching role as an Associate Professor between 2008 and 2015.


In 2005, while working in London and collaborating with Ateliers Jean Nouvel and Foster & Partners, she wins the international competition for the design of the National Estonian Museum. After this victory, she co-founded her first agency DGT Architects in Paris and lead the realisation of the large scale project of the National Museum. Acclaimed unanimously by the international press and having won prestigious awards (Grand prix AFEX 2016; nominated for the Mies Van der Rohe Award 2017), the museum became the symbol for an avant-guardist architecture, combining pertinence and subtlety.


All of Lina Ghotmeh’s proposals are testimonies to her visionary approach and sensible twist on architecture – notably in projects like: Réalimenter Masséna (laureate of the competition « Réinventer Paris ») or even the development of Stone Garden in Beirut.

Thanks to her multicultural experiences but also her engagement in the challenges of our time, she is regularly invited to speak at conferences, take part in juries and workshops in France and abroad.


Brilliant in the complex simplicity of her approach, Lina Ghotmeh’s practice represents the promising forms of tomorrow’s Architecture.

She has been honoured by multiple prizes including the AJAP prize in 2008 and the DEJEAN prize by the Architecture Academy in 2016.


https://www.linaghotmeh.com

Photo credits: 

Lina Ghotmeh © Gilbert Hage

program

Thursday, 8th of April

Architecture Live,
Tales of Tomorrow’s Architecture
Time zone (estimates):
09:00 GMT (UTC+0), 11:00 CET, 23:00 Australia time (AEDT)
HAYLEY EDMONDS - Paris
Host
Hayley Edmonds is a bilingual journalist and TV presenter based in Paris, with extensive experience in hosting and mediating digital and physical conferences, such as Viva Tech, Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, FIFA and PSA.  Alongside the corporate events, she combines her passion for motorsports and live events, presenting for both circuit and rally championships.
09:00
OPENING OF THE EVENT
09:10
LINA GHOTMEH - Paris
Topic: The complex simplicity of human architecture
09:30
RONALD SNOOKS - Melbourne
Topic: Kokkugia  - how to imagine the future
09:50
PETER SOVETNIKOV- Saint Petersburg
Topic: Architecture as Poetry
10:10
MARCO CASAGRANDE- Helsinki
Topic: Architect and harakiri: Architecture as an environmental art
10:30
Break - 30 minutes
11:00
GWYLLIM JAHN - Melbourne
Topic: Mixed Reality
Opening the TAB Installation competition
11:20
GILLES  RETSIN - London
Topic: Computural design and fabrication new technologies
11:40
TOMOMI HAYASHI - Tallinn
Topic:Architecture starts from location
12:00
Closing of the event
11:00
OPENING OF THE EVENT
11:10
LINA GHOTMEH - Paris
Topic: The complex simplicity of human architecture
11:30
RONALD SNOOKS - Melbourne
Topic: Kokkugia  - how to imagine the future
11:50
PETER SOVETNIKOV- Saint Petersburg
Topic: Architecture as Poetry
12:10
MARCO CASAGRANDE- Helsinki
Topic: Architect and harakiri: Architecture as an environmental art
12:30
Break - 30 minutes
13:00
GWYLLIM JAHN - Melbourne
Topic: Mixed Reality
Opening the TAB Installation competition
13:20
GILLES  RETSIN - London
Topic: Computural design and fabrication new technologies
13:40
TOMOMI HAYASHI - Tallinn
Topic: Architecture starts from location
14:00
Closing of the event
MM:00
MM:30
MM:30


MM:25

MM:55
MM:30
MONDAY Welcome and introductions by moderator
Mr. Linnar Viik, Co-Founder of e-Governance Academy
MONDAY Co-host keynote speaker speech
Urmas Reinsalu, Minister of Foreign Afairs, Estonia
MONDAY Co-host keynote speaker
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Afairs and International Cooperation, The United Arab Emirates
MONDAY Keynote session on Global Outlook in the Light of COVID-19
Rt. Hon Tony Blair, Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change and former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
MONDAY Keynote speaker – The Importance of Public-Private Partnership
Mr. Taavi Kotka, IT Visionary, Former Chief Information Oficer of Estonia
MONDAY Top Digital Solution in future of Architecture
Mr. Siim Sikkut, Chief Information Oficer of Estonia
MM:00
MM:30
MM:30


MM:25

MM:55
MM:30
MONDAY Welcome and introductions by moderator
Mr. Linnar Viik, Co-Founder of e-Governance Academy
MONDAY Co-host keynote speaker speech
Urmas Reinsalu, Minister of Foreign Afairs, Estonia
MONDAY Co-host keynote speaker
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Afairs and International Cooperation, The United Arab Emirates
MONDAY Keynote session on Global Outlook in the Light of COVID-19
Rt. Hon Tony Blair, Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change and former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
MONDAY Keynote speaker – The Importance of Public-Private Partnership
Mr. Taavi Kotka, IT Visionary, Former Chief Information Oficer of Estonia
MONDAY Top Digital Solution in future of Architecture
Mr. Siim Sikkut, Chief Information Oficer of Estonia
23:00
OPENING OF THE EVENT
23:10
LINA GHOTMEH - Paris
Topic: The complex simplicity of human architecture
23:30
RONALD SNOOKS - Melbourne
Topic: Kokkugia  - how to imagine the future
23:50
PETER SOVETNIKOV- Saint Petersburg
Topic: Architecture as Poetry
00:10
MARCO CASAGRANDE- Helsinki
Topic: Architect and harakiri: Architecture as an environmental art
00:30
Break - 30 minutes
01:00
GWYLLIM JAHN - Melbourne
Topic: Mixed Reality
Opening the TAB Installation competition
01:20
GILLES  RETSIN - London
Topic: Computural design and fabrication new technologies
01:40
TOMOMI HAYASHI - Tallinn
Topic:Architecture starts from location
02:00
Closing of the event

speakers

LINA GHOTMEH
TOPIC: The complex simplicity of human architecture
If we had to choose one word to describe Lina Ghotmeh’s personality and vision it would have to be: Humanist.
ROLAND SNOOKS
TOPIC: Kokkugia  - how to imagine the future
Roland Snooks is the director of the architecture practice Studio Roland Snooks and research lab Kokkugia.
PETER SOVETNIKOV
TOPIC: Architecture as Poetry
Co-founder of KATARSIS along with Vera Stepanskava, located in St. Petersburg
MARCO CASAGRANDE
TOPIC: Architect and harakiri: Architecture as an environmental art
Finnish architect, environmental artist, architectural theorist, former mercenary, writer and professor of architecture.
GWYLLIM JAHN
TOPIC: MIXED REALITY
Gwyllim Jahn is the co-founder and CCO of Fologram, a Melbourne based design research practice and technology startup building a platform for designing and making in mixed reality.
TOMOMI HAYASHI
TOPIC: Architecture starts from location
Nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Prize in 2005, 2009 and 2019.
GILLES  RETSIN
TOPIC: Computural design and fabrication new technologies
Programme Director of the M.Arch Architectural Design at UCL, the Bartlett School of Architecture.