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Yves Béhar and OMA to present at The Met's A Year of Architecture in a Day symposium

In Our Time: Dezeen has teamed up with New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art for a day of architecture talks and discussions next month, which will include presentations on robotic furniture by Yves Béhar and the arts centre for Fondazione Prada by OMA.

Dezeen is media partner for the In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day symposium, which will be open to all visitors to The Met Fifth Avenue on Saturday 12 November 2016.

ORI by Yves Béhar and MIT Media Lab
Participants for In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day symposium will include Yves Béhar, who will present his robotic furniture system

Organised by the museum's Daniel Brodsky associate curator of architecture and design, Beatrice Galilee, the event aims to construct a global view of contemporary architecture.

It will feature discussions led by architects, curators, theorists, photographers and filmmakers on three themes: Architecture on Display, Projects of the Year, and On the Horizon.

Wolfgang Tillmans EU Referendum posters
Wolfgang Tillmans, who designed a series of posters opposing Brexit, will also speak during the event

Participants will include Istanbul Design Biennial curators Beatriz Colomina and Mark WigleyLowline park co-creator Daniel Barasch, and photographer Wolfgang Tillmans – who designed a series of posters opposing Brexit.

Rex Architecture will present its design for the performing arts centre for New York's World Trade Center, while design firm Ensamble Studio will discuss the permanent installations it created for the Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana.

Istanbul Biennial curators Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley
Other confirmed speakers include Istanbul Design Biennial curators Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley

Malkit Shoshan, Ou Ning, Donovan Wylie, West 8, Nelly Ben Hayoun, Jill Magid, Smiljan Radić, nArchitects, Diller, Scofidio + Renfro, Bas Princen, Bêka & Lemoine, Nora Akawi, Miranda July, Amanda Williams, Lacaton et Vassal, Deborah Berke Partners, and Christ & Gantenbein will also discuss projects.

The Lowline underground park
Lowline co-creator Daniel Barasch will also present his vision to transform a disused tramway into an underground park

A series of architecture and design films, including Stefan Sagmeister's The Happy Film, will be screened throughout the day alongside the symposium programme.

They will include Dezeen's movie in which leading architects pay tribute to Zaha Hadid, who died earlier this year.

Zaha Hadid
Dezeen and Architizer's movie tribute to the late Zaha Hadid will be screened as part of a series of architecture films

The film created with Architizer features interviews with Norman Foster, Bjarke Ingels, Richard Rogers, Daniel Libeskind and more.

Also during the day, 10-minute Spotlight Gallery Talks on architecture will also take place at The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters.

In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day will take place on Saturday 12 November 2016, from 10:30am to 6pm.

The event is free with museum admission and seating is first come, first served. Space is limited.