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Lecture / Vedran Mimica / “The Berlage Affair” / Feb. 19 | 2 p.m. | Lower Core

https://arch.iit.edu/life/author-lecture-vedran-mimica-feb-19-2pm

The Berlage Affair is an anthology of critical essays, reviews, and interviews cataloguing 20+ years of work and insight from architectural educator. The Berlage Affair is a book that investigates the educational legacy of that institution, and in the process, explores new ways to research and project new models of global urbanization. Through this multilayered book of diverse views, the essays, studies, reviews, and interviews within all share an intellectual origin from the Berlage, where Mimica worked for 22 years alongside contemporaries such as Herman Hertzberger, Wiel Arets, Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Kenneth Frampton, Rem Koolhaas, Elia Zenghelis, as well as many leading architects and students from all over the world.

Vedran Mimica is a Croatian-born Dutch educator currently working as a Professor at Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture in Chicago. He joined the Berlage Institute Amsterdam in 1991, where he was the last Director was responsible for creating the educational program, composing the curriculum and guiding research activities from 2007 to its closure in 2012.