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Martha Thorne in conversation with Kunlé Adeyemi

Culture that transforms cities and the agents of change contributing to the creation of liveable cities of the future

Sevilla 2023, 

Martha Thorne and Kunlé Adeyemi will discuss the sustainable transformation of cities and the mechanisms that advance these changes.

Kunlé Adeyemi is a Nigerian architect, urban planner and creative researcher. He is the founder and director of NLÉ, an architecture, design and urban planning practice based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Adeyemi studied at the University of Lagos in Nigeria and Princeton University in New Jersey, USA. He worked at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) for almost a decade before starting his own office in the Netherlands.

Martha Thorne is a renowned American urban planner. She is currently a senior advisor to the Henrik F. Obel Foundation, where she runs a programme that brings together professors to discuss climate change and how architecture can improve the lives of people and the planet. A distinguished professor at IE University, she was dean of the IE School of Architecture and Design from 2015 to 2022. From 2005 to 2021, she was Executive Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, popularly known as the "Nobel Prize for Architecture".

Event in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish

Martha Thorne in conversation with Kunlé Adeyemi