Join us for an evening of conversation with acclaimed architect and artist Richard Hassell. On the occasion of our current exhibition STAGING: MAPPLETHORPE, we take the iconic photographer Robert Mapplethorpe’s vast oeuvre as a springboard to discussions on a range of topics – from how images are consumed, produced and mediated in contemporary times; design aspirations towards gesamtkunstwerk (the total artwork); to the role of architecture in storytelling, narrative-making and experience.
Architect and artist Richard Hassell (b. 1966, Australia) is the co-Founding Director of Singapore-based architectural practice, WOHA. WOHA’s focus on the integration of environmental and social principles at every stage of the design process has had an enduring legacy on the contemporary architecture of Southeast Asia. Their approach to tropical architecture and urbanism has won them several major international awards. He also maintains a parallel and related artistic practice, and has exhibited both internationally and locally.
He has served as a Board Member of DesignSingapore Council, the Board of Architects as well as the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore. He has lectured at many universities, and served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Western Australia. Richard is a member of Appetite’s Advisory Board.