Our Favourite Frank Gehry Talks
June 6, 2017
Frank Gehry is one of the world’s most influential architects. He is recognized for his use of bold, sculptural forms and his applications of advanced technologies. Some of his most famous projects include the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris. Gehry has also given presentations around the world, from TED Talks to speaking at prestigious universities including Parsons and Harvard. We have assembled several presentations below which provide insights into his work, and how he interprets architecture into a language of his own.
A Master Architect Asks, Now What? (February 2002)
“For me, everyday is a new thing, I approach each project with a new insecurity,” said Gehry, as he discussed the power that comes along with failing, and then asking yourself, “Now what?”
The Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies (FAPE) hosted a conversation with Frank Gehry and Paul Goldberger, the author behind Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry. This discussion presented the misconceptions around Gehry and his work. As well, it provided a compelling story of how Gehry established his career.
During the Los Angeles Times ‘Ideas Exchange’ event held at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Frank Gehry joined architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne to discuss various topics around architecture. The conversation touched upon his work, his relationship with the city of Los Angeles, his famous Santa Monica home and the L.A. River revitalization project.
The Creative Class: A Conversation with Frank Gehry at Harvard (November 2015)
Frank Gehry joined in conversation with Hauser Leader-in-Residence Deborah Borda at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum. They discussed his successes and challenges faced throughout his architecture career, and Gehry provided insight on how his work is influenced by artistry technology, resiliency and humanity.
Frank Gehry at the Parsons Table with Paul Goldberger (November 2015)
The Parsons School of Design at The Parsons Table invited Frank Gehry and Paul Goldberger to present an intimate one-on-one conversation. Goldberger explored Gehry’s enthusiasm for architecture with details of some of his most famous works. More was discussed about what went into creating 8 Spruce Street in New York, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in L.A., and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
Frank Gehry in Conversation at the AGO (December 2016)
Frank Gehry along with architecture critics Paul Goldberger and Lisa Rochon engaged in another fascinating conversation about his work, life and his incredible transformation of The Art Gallery of Ontario. This renovation is extremely significant for Gehry since it marks his first Canadian project and the place where he made the initial connection between art and architecture.