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Black and white photo of Anna Chavepayre.
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Architecture Speaks: Anna Chavepayre – Online Zoom Lecture 25.11.

WED  25.11. AT 13.15–15.15  (UTC+2)

Anna Chavepayre is a French-Swedish architect, co-founder of Collectif Encore, an architecture and landscape agency that claims the need for projects anchored in real life.

Anna’s architecture calls for space as an initial condition for freedom of usage, diversity, evolution and innovation. In an image-ruled era where only what is simplified and binary becomes visible, she values complexity, interactions, social connections, transformations and diversity that they imply (including earthworms) and the value of everything that pre-exists the project itself.

An ardent defender of reinvented rurality, Chavepayre received the 2018 Kasper Salin Prize, the most prestigious Swedish architectural distinction, awarded by the Swedish Order of Architects for the Hamra project, also awarded at the 2018 Swedish design Awards and the 2019 Architectural Review House Awards.

Her thinking in favour of a resilient architecture and city has earned her regular participation in conferences on innovation and prospective thinking on housing (Versailles School of Architecture, Arc en Reve, 308 – Ordre des Architectures Francais, Stockholm School of Architecture, Stockholm Resilience Center, Stockholms Arkitekter, Geneva School of Art and Design).

Chavepayre also has a solid teaching background, as visiting professor at the Peter Behrens School of Architecture (Düsseldorf 2011), associate professor at the Royal Institute of Art (Stockholm 2004–2005) and the KTH School of Architecture (Stockholm 2002–2004). She has also collaborated with the agencies of Jean Nouvel (Paris) and Rem Koolhaas (OMA – Netherlands)

“In Anne Chavepayre’s architecture, there exists a beautiful dialogue between interior and exterior. In her own home in France, she has successfully maintained the atmosphere of a building in an unfinished and ruinous state,” states Jenni Reuter, curator of the lecture series.

The lecture is free of charge for everyone. Participation doesn’t require registration. Join us in Zoom: 

Architecture Speaks is an international lecture series curated by Professor Jenni Reuter and organised jointly by Aalto University Department of Architecture and the Museum of Finnish Architecture. Six architects from various backgrounds have been invited to share their thoughts and ideas on current trends in architecture.