Gando Primary School. Photo: Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk
Melbourne Design Week

Francis Kéré: Architecture Shapes Life

Presented by NGV with Architecture Foundation Australia, and the Futuna Lecture Series

Tue 17 Mar, 6.30pm–7.30pm
NGV International
Great Hall

Booking required

This is an Auslan interpreted program
Cost $28 NGV Member, $35 Adult, $32 concession

Information & bookings
Ph +61 3 8620 2222
[email protected]
9am–5pm, daily

Responding to the 2020 Melbourne Design Week theme ‘How can design shape life?’, internationally acclaimed architect Francis Kéré delves into his own journey – revealing how architecture has shaped his life and sharing his vision for how architecture that is collaboratively realised, rooted in traditional knowledge and specific to its context will contribute to a positive and dynamic future for Africa.

SPEAKER:
Architect Francis Kéré was born in the small West African town of Gando in Burkina Faso. After being awarded a scholarship to apprentice in Germany, Kéré garnered critical praise when he was awarded the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture (2004) for his first ever building – a primary school he designed, raised the funds for and realised in collaboration with the residents of his native Gando.

This event is supported by RMIT University School of Architecture and Urban Design.

Tue 17 Mar, 6.30pm–7.30pm
NGV International
Great Hall

Booking required

This is an Auslan interpreted program
Cost $28 NGV Member, $35 Adult, $32 concession

Information & bookings
Ph +61 3 8620 2222
[email protected]
9am–5pm, daily