Dezeen has teamed up with the Royal Institute of British Architects to give away five pairs of tickets to the launch of a new talk series, featuring architect David Chipperfield in conversation with Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs.
Europa: Connecting Ideas Across Borders is a RIBA talks programme focusing on the relationship between the UK and other European countries. The aim is to provide a platform for emerging architects from across Europe to show their work to UK audiences.
To kick off the series, Chipperfield – whose international portfolio include museums in Berlin, Mexico and China – will speak to Dezeen's Marcus Fairs about how architects from different nations can better communicate.
The architect has been very vocal in recent months about his opposition to Brexit, and is a huge supporter of the exchange of ideas across borders.
"Europe is a market that trades in ideas as well as materials. It is based on the premise that we can profit from each other, not only in fiscal but in social and intellectual terms," he said.
The series, which continues until April 2018, will also include talks with a range of both emerging and established architects from across Europe. These include Spanish offices Ensamble Studio and Barozzi Veiga, Portuguese studio Fala Atelier, Swedish firm Tham & Videgård and Swiss practice Christ & Gantenbein.
Each talk will focus on a particular set of countries or region, and what the UK can learn from them. They will look at how geographical locations, as well as political and social climates, have shaped architectural ideologies and practice.
Dezeen is media partner for the Europa series, and we have five pairs of tickets to give away to the launch event, which takes places on 6 September 2017 at the RIBA at 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD.
Winners must provide their own transport and accommodation.
For more information about the Europa series, visit the RIBA's website.
Competition closes 1 September 2017. Winners will be selected at random and notified by email, and their names will be published at the top of this page.