Lecture date: 2009-03-11
A screening of ‘Citizen Lambert: Joan of Architecture’ – a unique glimpse into the world of Phyllis Lambert, renowned patron, architect, urban activist and founder of the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in Montreal. Teri Wehn-Damischs biopic switches from biography to autobiography, and public to private persona, with nods to Orson Welles and Gilles Deleuze. During the 1950s Lambert commissioned Mies van der Rohe to design the Seagram Building, and, through the CCA, has established a formidable architecture collection.
Phyllis Lambert studied architecture at IIT, Chicago. She designed the Saidye Bronfman Centre in Montreal, and renovated the Biltmore Hotel in LA. In 1979 Lambert founded the CCA, a museum, archive and scholarly resource for architecture, promoting research and stimulating innovation in design practice. She has received numerous honorary awards for her work.
Teri Wehn-Damisch has lived in France since 1975, where she is a producer, director and screenwriter.