Diller Scofidio + Renfro

The High Line

Series: Evening Lecture & Book Launch
Date: Friday 27 November 2015
Time: 18:30
Venue: Lecture Hall
Running time: 81 mins

This event is organised in partnership with the Architectural Association, Blueprint Magazine and Phaidon.


This autumn, Johnny Tucker of Blueprint magazine is pleased to introduce Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, founding partners of DS+R, to the Architectural Association. Director Brett Steele will interview Elizabeth and Ricardo about their personal experiences developing New York City’s High Line. 


This conversation is part of the Blueprint 20/20 Series, in which influential practitioners look back on seminal projects, providing retrospective insight as well as reflective lessons. Over a decade since Elizabeth and Ricardo first surveyed the site, Brett will ask the designers to reflect on lessons learned, unforeseen challenges, and the unexpected impact the park has had re-shaping global perceptions of urban space.


This programme has been coordinated in conjunction with the release of The High Line (Phaidon), the first book to fully chart the transformation of a historic elevated railway in New York into a world famous public park. The book documents the creative process, from concept to completion, of the High Line by members of the design team at the centre of its creation – James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro.


PLEASE NOTE:this event is ticketed and tickets are now sold out. 


The lecture will be relayed to the Rear Second Presentation Space and the New Soft Room. Tickets are NOT required for these areas but access will be on a first-come-first-served basis and once the areas are full access will be denied.


Signed copies of the book will be sold at a special price of £40.00 (RRP £49.95) which can be purchased online while reserving your seat (to be collected at the lecture) or at the event. Please bring a print out of your booking confirmation (and confirmation of book purchase) to the event.


The High Line: James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro is published by Phaidon 


Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio are founding partners of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, an interdisciplinary design studio that integrates architecture, the visual arts and the performing arts. The firm established its identity through theoretical and self-generated projects before coming to international prominence through projects such as Lincoln Center for the performing Arts and the recently opened Broad Museum. For their commitment to merging art, architecture, and culture, founding partners Diller and Scofidio were the first in architecture to be recognized with the MacArthur Foundation “genius” award. 



All lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students unless otherwise stated.


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