Tickets for Hay Festival Segovia, 19-22 September 2019, on sale now.
Architect Jeanne Gang is the founder of Studio Gang, which, in addition to being a renowned architectural firm, acts as a hothouse for testing ideas on varying scales, from cities and environments to building materials and their properties. Jeanne Gang has always been interested in pushing the boundaries of architecture and design to build better communities and better buildings: such as the Bengt Sjostrom Starlight Theatre in Illinois that included a retractable roof that opens to the sky; Aqua Tower in in Chicago, an 82-storey tower that broke from the traditional norms of skyscraper design by including balconies that vary in size and shape on each floor; the energy-saving high-rise apartments, Solstice on the Park, in Chicago, or the future US Embassy in Brazil.
She is a MacArthur Fellow, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur, 2016 Architect of the Year by the Architectural Review, and the only architect present in the 2019 list of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people.
Jeanne will talk about architecture and innovation with Martha Thorne, Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design and Executive Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.