800 Robson St.
Vancouver, British Columbia

The Light Resource Lectures on Architecture + Design exposes the general public and the local design community to architects and design professionals from around the globe. Light Resource is proud to be in their 5th year of sponsorship.


The series has gathered a distinguished line-up of 7 international speakers for 2006-2007, including Bjarke Ingels (Copenhagen), Ted Cullinan (London), Xaveer De Geyter (Brussels), Eyal Weizman (London), Bridget Baines (Edinburgh), Katsuhiro Yamazaki (Montreal), and Margie Ruddick (Philadelphia).

All lectures are held at UBC Robson Square, C300 Theatre, at 6pm prompt. Admission is free; seating is first come, first served.

About Katsuhiro Yamazaki:

"...Quebec-born architect Manon Asselin and her partner (in life as in business) Katsuhiro Yamazaki have become a force to be reckoned with. They met each other at McGill University although Asselin was a teacher by the time she knew Yamazaki. She had worked in India, studied in the Netherlands and travelled far and wide bringing Atelier TAG a wealth of experience. Yamazaki's contribution is an ingrained preoccupation with simplicity and harmony derived from his own rich cultural background, having been born in Costa Rica to Japanese parents. The way both view their practice is fairly typical of countries where competitions are the rule: they favour fairly modest projects which they can handle with a small team, and enjoy going into all aspects of architecture from the larger scale of the planning process to the minute scale of the smallest construction detail."


Official Website: http://www.lecturesonarchitecture.net

Added by jmv on November 1, 2006