` Design in Dialogue #81: Iwan Baan – Friedman Benda

Design in Dialogue #81: Iwan Baan

December 11, 2020

Dutch photographer Iwan Baan gives life to the world’s most impressive contemporary architecture through pictures that depict the narrative of humanity’s role and impact on the world.

Architects such as Rem Koolhaas, Herzog & de Meuron, Zaha Hadid, Diller Scofidio & Renfro, Toyo Ito, SANAA and Morphosis collaborate with Baan to give their work a sense of place as the primary documentation of their buildings and environments in use.

Baan’s photographs are the focus of several critical book projects including 52 Weeks 52 Cities, Torre David: Informal Vertical Communities, Brasilia & Chandigarh – Living With Modernity, and the recent Two Sides of The Border: Reimagining the Region in collaboration with Pedro Reyes, Tatiana Bilbao, and Yale University.


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About Design in Dialogue

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 Wednesdays for 1 hour, beginning at 11am Eastern 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.

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