2019 UQ Here Now Lecture series is a partnership between State Library of Queensland and The University of Queensland’s School of Architecture.
Featuring cutting-edge architects and leading design thinkers sharing new knowledge and challenging existing paradigms in the world of our built environment, this series of talks encourages you to learn and discover more about contemporary architecture both on the local and international stage. In this talk, we will be joined by Odile Decq of Studio Odile Decq (France).
About the speaker
Odile Decq is a French architect and urban planner. International renown came in 1990 with her first major commission: La Banque Populaire de l’Ouest in Rennes, France. Since then, she has been faithful to her fighting attitude while diversifying and radicalizing her research. She was awarded The Golden Lion of Architecture during the Venice Biennale in 1996 which acknowledged her early and unusual career. Other than just a style, an attitude or a process, Odile Decq’s work materialises a complete universe that embraces urban planning, architecture, design and art. Her multidisciplinary approach was recently recognised with the Jane Drew Prize in 2016, and this year she was honoured with Architizer’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her pioneering work and contribution to the debate on architecture. Odile Decq has been teaching architecture for the past 25 years, and founded her own school in Lyon in 2014: the Confluence Institute for Innovation and Creative Strategies in Architecture.
Image: The Saint-Ange residence in Seyssins, France (2015). Photo by Roland Halbe.