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Talk: Survival through design

Thursday 2nd May
5:30 – 7pm
Dorothy Fleming Lecture Theatre,
Charles Street Building,
Sheffield Hallam University

Lab4Living and Sheffield Hallam University are privileged to welcome Raymond Neutra to Sheffield who will present a talk about his father’s practice and how it links to ‘Survival through Design’ and will highlight its relevance to the world today. 

Raymond Neutra – President of the Neutra Institute

Richard Neutra (1890-1970) is one of the most prominent architects of the 20th century. He designed over 500 building project that include some of the worlds’ most iconic buildings.

He also wrote many books during his life, but many recognise ‘Survival Through Design’ (1954) as his landmark publication which is a compilation of essays providing insights far ahead of their time. His books are based on how humans have been so self-destructive in the creation of the built environment.

Richard Neutra established the Neutra Institute, a non-profit organisation in 1962. Now Richard’s youngest son Raymond is president of the Institute, its mission to preserve and use the Neutra legacy to promote creative research and design that benefits people and the planet.

Raymond is retired after a public health career in environmental medicine and epidemiology at several universities and the California Department of Public Health. Raymond’s background as a medic involved the application of science to health problems and in pursuit of continuing his father’s legacy, he has evolved this thinking through a scientific and biological approach to architecture.

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