Louis Kahn 120 – The Islander

10 June 2021

16:00 -17:30



In 2021, we celebrate the 120th anniversary of the iconic American architect Louis Kahn. This event explores how Kahn’s work continues to shape the understanding of timeless modernism today and Kahn’s little-known Nordic ties: early childhood in Estonia, his travels and how his early experiences in Estonia would shape his architectural sensibility.

Panellists:
- Heie Treier (Estonia) - art historian, author of ’KAHN - The Islander’, researching connection between Kahn’s work and the medieval architecture of his birthplace – Estonian island Saaremaa.
- Per Olaf Fjeld (Norway) - architect, scholar and Kahn’s former student, co-author of ’Louis I. Kahn - the Nordic Latitudes’ with Emily Randall Fjeld.
- Elain Harwood (UK) - expert of post-war architecture, currently with Historic England and author of ’Space, Hope and Brutalism: English Architecture, 1945-1975’.

Chair: Owen Hopkins (UK)- director of the Farrell Centre at Newcastle University.

Organised by the Estonian Embassy in London and Louis Kahn Estonia Foundation, with the kind support from the Norwegian Embassy in London.


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Organiser:


Embassy of Estonia in London





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Image: Arne Masik, Martin Pedanik