Lecture featuring Daniel Libeskind, The Shaping of Memory: From Berlin to Ground Zero

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Lecture featuring Daniel Libeskind, The Shaping of Memory: From Berlin to Ground Zero

May 6, 2015 @ 8:00 pm EDT


Daniel Libeskind, B.Arch. M.A. BDA AIA
An international figure in architecture and urban design, the architect Daniel Libeskind is renowned for his ability to evoke cultural memory in buildings of equilibrium-defying contemporaneity. Informed
by a deep commitment to music, philosophy, and literature, Mr. Libeskind aims to create architecture that is resonant, original, and sustainable. Born in Lódz, Poland to Holocaust survivors in 1946, Mr. Libeskind immigrated to the United States as a teenager.

Daniel Libeskind established his architectural studio in Berlin, Germany, in 1989 after winning the competition to build the Jewish Museum in Berlin. In February 2003, Studio Daniel Libeskind moved its headquarters from Berlin to New York City when Daniel Libeskind was selected as the master planner for the World Trade Center redevelopment. Daniel Libeskind’s practice is involved in designing and realizing a diverse array of urban, cultural and commercial projects internationally. The Studio has completed buildings that range from museums and concert halls to convention centers, university buildings, hotels, shopping centers and residential towers.

As Principal Design Architect for Studio Daniel Libeskind (SDL), Mr. Libeskind speaks widely on the art of architecture in universities and professional summits. His architecture and ideas have been the subject of many articles and exhibitions, influencing the field of architecture and the development of cities and culture. Mr. Libeskind lives in New York with his wife and business partner, Nina Libeskind.

May and Samuel Rudin Lecture Series
The May and Samuel Rudin Lecture Series at The Jewish Center was established by Mr. Jack Rudin in memory of his beloved parents, longtime members and leaders of The Jewish Center. It was designed to provide the New York City community with the opportunity to hear from renowned religious leaders, prominent public figures and outstanding scholars on issues of critical importance to contemporary society and religion. Our most recent speakers have included: Mosab Hassan Yousef, The Green Prince; Erica Brown and David Brooks; Senator Cory Booker; Dr. Eric Kandel, Nobel Laureate; Lord Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth; Ambassador Yehuda Avner; Mayim Bialik, Award-winning Actress; The Honorable John Ashcroft, former U.S. Attorney General; General Colin Powell, former Secretary of State; Lee Bollinger, President of Columbia University; John Sexton, President of New York University; Richard Joel, President of Yeshiva University; Yuli Edelstein, Speaker of Knesset; Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop of New York; Rabbi Norman Lamm, Chancellor of Yeshiva University; Senator Joseph Lieberman and Governor Thomas Kean, Chairman of the 9/11 Commission.


May 6, 2015
8:00 pm EDT
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