Moshe Safdie in his Boston office.

If Walls Could Speak: An evening with Moshe Safdie

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST
National Gallery of Canada Scotiabank Great Hall, livestreamed on Zoom
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4

Join us for an evening in conversation with acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie. Safdie has built some of the world’s most influential and memorable buildings and projects. In 2019, he was awarded the prestigious Wolf Prize for having “a career motivated by the social concerns of architecture and formal experimentation.”

The evening celebrates the launch of Safdie’s memoir If Walls Could Speak: My Life in Architecture. Following the conversation, there will be a question period with the audience and a book signing. Adele Weder, architectural writer and cultural journalist, joins Safdie in conversation.

Free admission
In English.  French simultaneous interpretation only offered on Zoom.
Please note that the galleries will be closed during this event.

This is a hybrid event. The on-site event has reached capacity, but Zoom registration is open! We encourage you to attend online.

Zoom Registration Onsite Registration [SOLD OUT]


Moshe Safdie is an architect, urban planner, educator, theorist, and author. Over a celebrated 60-year career, Safdie has explored the essential principles of socially responsible design through a comprehensive and humane design philosophy. His projects include cultural, educational, and civic institutions; neighborhoods and public parks; housing; mixed-use urban centers and airports; and master plans throughout North and South America, the Middle-East and Asia.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
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