Daniel Libeskind Interview: Advice to the Young

In this short video, the world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind advises young architects to follow their dreams, take risks and expose themselves to the possibility of maybe having to live poorly for a while: “Follow what you love. And if you follow what you love, you will never be a loser.”

Our world is full of boundaries and paradoxical limits, and so, Libeskind feels that one must pursue freedom no matter what. Young architects shouldn’t follow success, but rather conduct their own investigation and realise that the world changes – not slowly, but suddenly.

Daniel Libeskind (b. 1946) is a Polish-American architect and co-founder of Studio Daniel Libeskind. His buildings include the Jewish Museum in Berlin, Germany, the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester, the extension to the Denver Art Museum and the master plan for the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site in New York. Libeskind has taught at numerous universities worldwide, including the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University, and he is the recipient of multiple prizes. Among others the 1985 Stone Lion at the Venice Biennale and several RIBA awards. For more see: https://libeskind.com/

Daniel Libeskind was interviewed by Marc-Christoph Wagner at his studio in New York City in October 2016.

Camera: Rasmus Quistgaard
Edited by: Rasmus Quistgaard
Produced by: Marc-Christoph Wagner
Copyright: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2019

Supported by Dreyers Fond

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