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Modelling the Warburg Institute 1926-2021

Tim Anstey - Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Mari Lending - Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Ellie Sampson - Haworth Tompkins
with Pernille Ahlgren, Nora Kilstad, Cathrine Sundem, Max Svendsen, Karina Tang and Mara Trübenbach - Oslo School of Architecture and Design

The Director’s seminar at the Warburg Institute provides the digital launch for the international exhibition Warburg Models, together with a presentation of Haworth Tompkins’ architects model for the Warburg Renaissance project.
Architecture, interiors and technological systems were crucial for how Aby Warburg and his followers interrogated culture. Through a series of architectural models, the presentation shows how buildings commissioned and occupied by the Warburg Institute, from the Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek Warburg in Hamburg, to the Institute’s current home on Woburn Square, have projected a tie between architectural space, intellectual order and the examination of cultural survival.
Warburg Models opens at Guttorm Guttormgaardsarkiv at Blaker outside Oslo on 29 May 2021 and will travel to Hamburg, London and New York.

The Director's Seminar series brings leading scholars, writers and practitioners to the Institute to share new work and fresh perspectives on key issues in their fields.