1·Lectures with Micha Gross

Thursday 28 November 2019, 20:00 - 22:00 hrs.
Academy of Architecture
Waterlooplein 211-213
1011 PG Amsterdam

The celebration of The Bauhaus Centenary is coming to an end when Micha Gross, co-founder of the Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv takes the 1·Lectures stage on 28 November 2019.

Gross will present the architectural development of Tel Aviv and its White City, referring to a collection of over 4.000 buildings in the Bauhaus style from the 1930s by German Jewish architects who immigrated to Mandatory Palastine after the rise of the Nazis. He will elaborate on the historical circumstances that led to the construction of the ‘Bauhaus City’. Before going into detail on the rather poor state of the buildings that makes preservation and renewal crucial, he will discuss White City’s features and its urban plan. Tel Aviv’s unique way of dealing with this subject makes the final part of the lecture.

About Micha Gross
Micha Gross (Zürich, Switzerland, 1959), studied psychology at the University of Zürich and did a PhD at the Technion Haifa, Israel in 1990. Gross lives in Tel Aviv, Israel since 1994.

Since 2000 he co-founded the Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv. Gross published many articles and edited the publications: “Preservation and Renewal: Bauhaus and International Style Buildings in Tel Aviv” (2015) and “Between the Private and Public Domains” (2016). He is actively involved in several research projects in cooperation with different academic institutions.

This lecture has been made possible by the sponsoring of initiator/producer Ties van Dijk en VOLA.

Date: Thursday 28 November 2019
Time: 8 PM / Doors 7.45 PM
Location: Academy of Architecture Amsterdam, Waterlooplein 213
Tickets: Students of the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture have free access on presentation of their student card. For lectures that take place at the Academy, students do not have to reserve tickets in advance. Not a student, but interested? Single tickets (€ 7,50 each) are available in the webshop of the Amsterdam Architecture Centre.
Language: English

About the 1·Lectures
Since 2014, the Academy of Architecture has been organising the 1·Lectures in collaboration with the Amsterdam Architecture Centre. This series of architectural lectures provides a platform for speakers from home and abroad to talk about a variety of topics from the international world of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture. Read more...