Design in Dialogue #101: Dorte Mandrup | Interviewed by Glenn Adamson
Inaugurated on April 1, 2020, Design in Dialogue
is a series of online interviews hosted alternately by curator and historian Glenn Adamson and designer Stephen Burks. Conversations are held on Zoom EVERY WEDNESDAY for 1 hour, beginning at 11AM EASTERN STANDARD TIME, including a participatory Q&A. Please join leading voices from the field — designers, makers, critics, and curators — as they discuss their work and ideas.
Danish architect Dorte Mandrup says that her studio specializes in irreplaceable places. Inflected by her background in ceramics and sculpture, she is an object-maker at grand scale, taking a hands-on approach to the discipline. Mandrup is also known for her site-sensitive methodology, whether working with existing, historically fragile fabric, or creating new structures in extraordinary settings. Our conversation will focus on three case studies within her wide-ranging practice: The Exile Museum Berlin, The Whale, and Ilulissat Icefjord Centre.