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2013 Conversations in Context to Commence at the Glass House in May

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Since the 1940s, the Glass House in New Canaan, Conn., has served as a place of inspiration and education across creative disciplines. A site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, it will host the 2013 Conversations in Contextbeginning this May, supported by Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope.

During Conversations in Context, visitors will explore the Glass House compound during evening tours hosted by experts from the fields of architecture, design and the arts. Conversations in Context invites leaders from creative fields to reflect on the site and to contribute their perspectives on the Glass House and its significance to contemporary debates.Events take place from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on select Thursdays, May 2 through November 7, 2013. Conversations in Context tickets are $150 per person and may be purchased online or via phone at 866/811-4111. Space is limited and advance reservations are highly recommended.The Glass House also offers Glass House Conversations, an online moderated public dialogue. Invited hosts post a question or debate topic and responders worldwide have up to two weeks to join the online conversation.Conversations In Context 2013 Schedule Of Hosts:

May 2: Murray Moss, founder of Moss; and Francois de Menil, founder of FdM: ArchJune 6: Elizabeth Diller, founding principal of Diller Scofidio + Renfro; Professor of Architecture at Princeton UniversityJuly 18: Peter Eisenman, founder and principal of Eisenman Architects; Charles Gwathmey Professor in Practice at Yale School of Architecture; and Cynthia Davidson, founding editor of Log: Observations on Architecture and the Contemporary CitySeptember 12: Bjarke Ingels, founder of BIG Bjarke Ingels Group; Honorary Professor at Royal Academy of Arts, School of Architecture, CopenhagenOctober 10: James Welling, Photographer; Area Head of Photography at UCLAOctober 24: Peter Brant, founder and president of The Brant Foundation Inc.; Chairman and CEO of White Birch Paper CompanyNovember 7: Annabelle Selldorf, principal at Selldorf ArchitectsShare this article:

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