Unfortunately, the talk with Asif Khan had to be canceled.

The reason for the cancellation is the spread of Coronavirus / Covid-19 and the urgent recommendation made by the Robert-Koch Institute (the German government’s main advisory body on safeguarding public health and monitoring infectious diseases) that large events should be cancelled or at least postponed.

With his sensational architecture, which often incorporates the latest technical developments and seeks unusual spatial and visual experiences, Asif Khan has catapulted himself in recent years into the ranks of the most internationally sought-after architects of our time. In 2019, he designed the architecture of the present exhibition “A Different Perspective. African Ceramics from the Collection of Franz, Duke of Bavaria” for Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum. Other current projects include the new Museum of London, the public space of Expo 2020 in Dubai and the Tselinny Centre for Contemporary Culture in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Khan’s work revolves around the question of how material and social innovations and interventions change the perception and design of spaces. Some of his projects are designed for direct interaction, a well-known example of this approach is his multi-award-winning Megafaces Pavilion for the Winter Olympics in Sochi 2014, while other of his architectures use new materials and technologies to enable new perceptions of space, such as the recently unveiled entrance portals for this year’s Expo in Dubai.

In his lecture, Asif Khan offers a look behind the scenes. He will provide insights into the creation of the exhibition “A Different Perspective”, for which he designed two very distinct spaces, and he will explain the ideas and development behind future, past and current projects.


Free entrance


Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
Ernst von Siemens-Auditorium
March 19, 2020. 18:30 – 20:00