IAAC Lecture Series 2017/18
8th of June 2018
MVRDV / The Why Factory / IAAC’s MaCT Faculty
@ 19.30, IAAC Auditorium
Free and Open to the Public
Mandatory Eventbrite Registration
Winy Maas Prof. Ir. Ing. FRIBA HAIA (1959, Schijndel, The Netherlands) is one of the co-founding directors of the globally operating architecture and urban planning firm MVRDV, based in Rotterdam, Netherlands, known for projects such as the Expo 2000 and the vision for greater Paris, Grand Paris Plus Petit. He is also professor and director at The Why Factory, a research institute for the future city, he founded in 2008 at TU Delft. Since 2013 he is Visiting Professor at the University of Hong Kong, before that he was among others Professor at ETH Zurich, Berlage Institute, MIT, Ohio State and Yale University. In addition he designs stage sets, objects and was curator of Indesem 2007. He curates exhibitions, lectures throughout the world and takes part in international juries.
Recently Winy Maas joined the Economic Development Board of Rotterdam (EDBR). In 2012 he was appointed urban supervisor for the city of Almere and since 2003 he has been supervising the Bjorvika urban development in Oslo. With both MVRDV and The Why Factory he has published a series of research projects on the future of cities. He has received the Order of the Dutch Lion from the Netherlands Government and has been made a Chevalier de la Légion D’honneur by the French Government for his contributions to the fields of Architecture and Urbanism.
The lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is mandatory in order to assist to the event. The allotment of seats will be based on the arrival of the registered attendees, until the full capacity of the venue is reached.
We reserve the right to re-assign available seats if any registered attendee do not arrive before the beginning of the event.