An international figure in architecture and urban design, Daniel Libeskind is renowned for his ability to evoke cultural memory in buildings. His work includes the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, and the Danish Jewish Museum in Copenhagen, as well as the master plan for the rebuilding of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan and several other noteworthy commissions.
Born in Lodz, Poland in 1946 to Holocaust survivors, Libeskind has a fascinating personal journey that has informed his work. The unique architecture he creates is a product, in part, of his own identity as well as his deep commitment to music, philosophy, literature, and poetry.
In this program, Libeskind and Paul Goldberger, Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic and Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair, discuss Libeskind’s life and legacy.
Watch the program below.
Legacies is a Museum program series which highlights notable figures who have a connection to Jewish heritage, identity, and the Holocaust.