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Wed 05.15.2013

The United Nations Security Council Chamber - Iconic Design of International Affairs


When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM WEDNESDAY, MAY 15

Where: At The Center   

Join us for a panel discussion about the UN Security Council Chamber’s architectural, artistic and political history.

Designed by Arnstein Arneberg in 1952 as a gift from Norway to the United Nations – then lead by the UN’s first Secretary-General, the Norwegian Trygve Lie – the UN Security Council Chamber inspires efforts toward international peace and understanding.

On April 16, 2013, after a three-year renovation process, the Chamber was re-opened by the UN Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon and the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, H. E. Mr. Espen Barth Eide.

A custom drink inspired by power and architecture will be created especially for the occasion by bartender Toby Cecchini.

H.E. Ambassador Geir O. Pedersen, Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations
Loraine Sievers, Former Chief, Security Council Secretariat Branch, Department of Political Affairs, United Nations
Kathy Farbod, Project Architect/Manager, United Nations Capital Master Plan
Jorge Otero-Pailos, Associate Professor of Historic Preservation, Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, and Founder and Editor, Future Anterior
Andreas Vaa Bermann, Director of Norsk Form – Foundation for Design and Architecture in Norway

Ingerid Helsing Almaas
, Editor-in-chief, the Norwegian Review of Architecture

Organized by: the Center for Architecture and the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York

Price: Free for AIA members and MoMA A+D circle members; $10 non-members.

This program is presented as a part of NYCxDESIGN 2013.


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