CULTURE

Incorporating body movement into contemporary architecture

Welcome to the age where leading international architects are also stars and modern-day philosophers. Their lectures and the exhibition of their work attract wide interest, especially in places such as Athens, a city with a limited number of highly aesthetic constructions. Following a lecture by celebrated French architect Jean Nouvel at the French Institute recently, it’s Roman Delugan’s turn to talk at the Athens Concert Hall tonight. Organized under the banner of the Megaron Plus series, the lecture is scheduled to take place in the Alexandra Trianti Hall at 7 p.m. The noted Italian architect will focus on architecture in motion, away from static discipline and its traditional forms. According to Delugan, contemporary architecture ought to bring together the flexibility and intensity of body movement in addition to the kind of static discipline that is a prerequisite in construction. At the Athens Concert Hall, the architect will explore whether contemporary architecture is able to go beyond its limits. Delugan will be introduced to the Athenian audience by Greek architect Memos Philippidis. Meanwhile, a photographic exhibition of landmark constructions designed by Jean Nouvel is taking place at the French Institute (31 Sina) to tomorrow. For more information, see What’s On.