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> A Place of Intrigue

Guest Lecture by Anne Romme
as a Part of DrawingConstructions, elective course by Bahar Avanoğlu
@ Istanbul Bilgi University
via Zoom
December 2021

*About the Lecture, ‘A Place of Intrigue’
Architects, writes Robin Evans in his essay “Translations from Drawing to Building” (1997), works under the seemingly peculiar disadvantage of never working directly with the object of their thought, always working at it th­rough some intervening medium. But, as he continues, this is not necessarily a disadvantage. In architecture, the drawing is not so much a work of art or a “truck pushing ideas from place to place”, but rather a place of intrigue. Unpacking my drawings and presenting them as an ongoing investigation, I will try to account for my fascination with collectivity, negotiations and fields.
**About the Guest, Anne Romme
Anne Romme is an associate professor and the head of program at FINDER STED | TAKING PLACE at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. Her work ranges from theoretical inquiries into the commons in architecture to artistic research dealing with ideas of utopia, experimental drawing and model building, digital fabrication and the development of a building system based on pure plates shell structures. She also runs an independent design and architecture practice in close collaboration with the artist group N55.
Anne holds a Ph.D. from the Royal Danish Academy, School of Architecture, a B.Arch. from the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union, an M.Arch from the Aarhus School of Architecture, and an M.Arch.II degree from Princeton University School of Architecture. Prior to establishing her current practice, Anne was collaborating with Fiyel Levent of Fiyel Levent Atelier, New York. Other previous work experiences include DillerScofidio+Renfro, Francois DeMenil Architect, PeiCobbFreed&Partners, and Agrest & Gandelsonas Architects.
Anne has been teaching extensively. Positions include The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, The Aarhus School of Architecture and at the Princeton University School of Architecture.