In addition to offering a diverse program of exhibitions, the MAK also functions as a place of discourse. It is in this spirit that lectures, discussions, panel discussions, and presentations serve to accompany and expand upon the museums current projects. Furthermore, lecture series such as changing architecture and In Focus regularly give in-depth treatment to relevant contemporary themes. The list of invited speakers frequently includes artists, designers, and architects who present their current projects and engage in dialog with the audience.
MAK Lecture Series changing architecture Since 2003 the MAK has been inviting leading protagonists in the contemporary architecture scene to deliver lectures on their views on architecture. The title of the lecture series corresponds with the MAKs understanding of architecture: not only is architecture subject to constant change, it is, itself, involved in shaping the world. Architectural transformations have an immediate effect on twenty-first century society.
In Focus The MAK lecture series In Focus discusses the role of museums in a rapidly changing art world.