Watch 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 opened 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.


  • 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

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This event took place on 27 May 2021