Communication breakdown: architects’ gatherings in Barcelona to strengthen proffesional discourse

The local’s architects association is organizing five gatherings every Thursday, once a fortnight, which will be made up of five different teams of local architects. Focusing on their work as a background for a wider discourse on contemporary local architecture, the meetings are open to the public.

 

Scaffold House, Bosch-Capdeferro 2014 © José Hevia

Scaffold House, Bosch-Capdeferro 2014 © José Hevia

 

Arquitectes per l’Arquitectura, a local architect’s association in Barcelona, is organizing a series of social gatherings with young architects from different areas of expertise, all of which have developed their work over the last years during the economic crisis.

Each of the gatherings will be made up of five different teams of local architects, focusing on their work as a background for a wider discourse on contemporary local architecture and the apparent lack of communication between professionals.

Held on Thursdays, once a fortnight, the meetings are open to the public.

 

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“Living/Working: How to live together” by Pier Vittorio Aureli

As part of “ESARQ Forums: A Matter of Things” Pier Vittorio Aureli, co-founder of DOGMA, gave a lecture on the relationship between architecture and the city.

 

Field of Walls, Dogma, 2012 © DOGMA

Field of Walls, Dogma, 2012 © DOGMA

 

Pier Vittorio Aureli, one of the most important European architects of the current scene, visited  ESARQ School of Architecture under ESARQ Forums last Monday, the 9th of March. An architect and theorist, Pier Vittorio Aureli is responsible for the PhD Program “City as a Project” at the Berlage Institute, where he also obtained a PhD in Architecture. His projects, researches, writings, and teaching focus on the relationship between architectural form, political theory, and urban history. He is the author of publications including “The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture” (2011) and “The Project of Autonomy: Politics and Architecture Within and Against Capitalism ” (2008) and “Less is Enough: On Architecture and Asceticism” (2013).

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Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey to give conference as latest RIBA Royal Gold Medal.

Irish architects and recipients of the 2015 Royal Gold Medal, Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey will be giving a conference hosted by RIBA on February 2nd. Also during the evening, the 2015 Honorary Fellowships will be presented.

John Tuomey and Sheila O’Donnell. Courtesy of RIBA.

John Tuomey and Sheila O’Donnell. Courtesy of RIBA.

 

After being shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize a record five times; most recently in 2014 for the London School of Economics Saw Swee Hock Student’s Centre in London, Irish architectural practice O’Donnell & Tuomey will present a conference on February 2nd 2015 at 6:30 pm, open to the general public at the cost of the correspondent entrance fee.

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Martin Rajnis talk @ Finlands Arkitekturmuseum, Nov 26

The czech architect, winner of the 2014 Global Sustainable Architecture Award of the Locus Foundation, will be at Helsinki tomorrow at 6 pm.

 

Tomorrow, the Museum of Finnish Architecture will host Czech architect Martin Rajnis to give a talk on experimental wooden constructions on the occasion of the latest exhibition “Annual rings 1994–2014. A new generation of wood architecture“, which will be open to the public from October 8th to January 25th 2015. The conference will take place at 6pm, in the lecture hall of the Finlands Arkitekturmuseum in Helsinki.

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