Friday 25th of April: EVA FRANCH – Anger, Impossibilities and Objects

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Friday 25th of April 2014
Eva Franch
Lecture: Anger, Impossibilities and Objects

@ 19.30, IAAC Auditorium
Open to the Public

Franch is an architect and founder in 2003 of OOAA (office of architectural affairs). Since 2010, Franch is the Executive Director and Chief Curator of Storefront for Art and Architecture. She studied at TU Delft and earned an M. Arch from ETSAB-UPC, and an M. Arch. II from Princeton University. She has lectured internationally on art, architecture and the importance of alternative practices in the construction and understanding of public life. Franch has taught at State University of New York Buffalo and at Rice University where she directed the Masters Thesis studio. At Storefront, her most recent projects include the launch of a new publication Series in partnership with Lars Müller, exhibitions such as No Shame: Storefront for Sale and POP: Protocols, Obsessions, Positions, the launch of the Storefront International Series and projects such as WorldWide Storefront, commissioning major design projects such as the Speechbuster, and developing projects like the Competition of Competitions. Most recently Franch, together with a curatorial and design team, has been selected by the State Department of the United States to represent the U.S. Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Image credits: Past Futures, Present, Futures, 2012. Storefront for Art and Architecture. Photo by Naho Kubota

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Tuesday 22nd of April: BENJAMIN BARBER –
If Mayors Ruled the World: City, Metro Region & Province – What is the appropriate level of Urban Governance?


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Research Trips MAA2013/14 // Self Sufficient Buildings in Figueres & Cadaques

This year the Self Sufficient Buildings Research line has gone to Figueres and Cadaques for their research trip to visit some of the architectural (and not only) highlights of this part of the Spanish coast. Among these the Dali Museum, elBulli, Villa Nurbs, Villa Bio, and much more.

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IaaC Spring Lecture Series 2014 // Program

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Research Trips MAA2013/14 // Emergent Territories in L.A.

This week the Research Studios are all off on Research Trips around the world.

Emergent Territories is in L.A. this week, with the objective of discovering the opportunities of a territory in a context of unprecedented urban growth with high density and congestion.

Visiting one of the most iconic cities worldwide, and located along the coastline of California, Los Angeles is one of the most distinctive areas in the world.

The Research trip is an educational one, aiming to understand what can be learnt from the situation in cities and the process of formulating proposals within these constraints. Students are able to investigate the particular conditions prevailing within the realms of the Emergent Territories Research Line established by the studio project at all scales.

The IAAC group has so far had the opportunity to visit some of the more important architectural works in L.A., a visit to SCI-Arc, where they have been working for the past 2 days in the development of a Workshop regarding Render Animation and Robotics.

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Friday 4th of April:
2nd Term Presentations // Digital Matter


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Thursday 3rd of April:
2nd Term Presentations // Emergent Territories


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