Local Cultures in Global Settings

Place: London
Venue: Perspective UK 2023 / CHURCH HOUSE, WESTMINSTER
Format: Panel discussion
Moderates: UAE Modern/THE PLAN
-Kirsten Lees, Paris managing partner, Grimshaw Architects
-Sumaya Dabbagh, founder of Dubai’s practice Dabbagh Architects
-Gian Luca Barone, Associate Director of the international architecture studio Zaha Hadid Architects
-Andrew Morrison, Director Hopkins Architects, with studios based in London and Dubai

What directions can site-specific design take in the era of globalization? How can a work interpret the particular characteristics of the place for which it was created, fully reflecting the genius loci but without forsaking an international dimension? How does multiculturalism influence local context and how, conversely, does the culture of a place evolve in a global scenario? 

These are the key themes of Perspective UK 2023, the fourth architecture and interior design forum organized by THE PLAN, which this year is dedicated to the United Kingdom and scheduled for Wednesday, June 28, in London. The event, to take place at Church House, Westminster, in the heart of the city, is a high-level think tank dedicated to architecture, design, and urban planning that offers participants valuable opportunities for networking as well as a busy program of round tables with established professionals and emerging talents in the sector. 

The opening panel discussion of Perspective UK 2023 in London will revolve around the theme of design linked to the unique characteristics of the place in which a work is located, and the elements that define its geographical and cultural identities. Welcome greetings by Federica Minozzi (CEO, Iris Ceramica Group) and Nicola Leonardi (co-founder and managing editor, THE PLAN).The round table will be moderated by Massimo Imparato (founder, UAE Modern) and the speakers will be Kirsten Lees (Paris managing partner, Grimshaw Architects); Sumaya Dabbagh (founder of Dubai’s practice Dabbagh ArchitectsGian Luca Barone (associate director of the international architecture studio Zaha Hadid Architects); Andrew Morrison (director, Hopkins Architects, with studios based in London and Dubai).

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