Manifestos and manifestos. Beatriz Colomina in Madrid.

[MAD] 28/04/2000
She is from Madrid but with a New Yorker touch. Both her presence and her lecture expose her total awareness of the importance of images and words. From the cover to the contents, the original and renovated air founded in Beatriz Colomina’s books of the critical history of the twentieth century architecture captivates its readers. How needy was the architecture theory of a feminine vision. Beatriz chose this role, though architects tend to tip more towards construction and design than to theoretical skills. The latter sentence was part of the initial reflection by the moderator of the session review "Missing Manifests", Pedro Pablo Arroyo, who opened the round table organized by the European University in “Espacio Trapézio” at San Antón Market (Chueca), where it was concluded that, ultimately, a manifesto should not even look like a manifesto. This "could even occur on the kitchen table," said Beatriz Colomina who is clear about the role of domesticity not only in architectural production, but in aspects such as the mass media or the war. The revolution of the mass media has led the manifestos to various forms.

Are there too many manifestos? Are there still manifestos itself? If yes, who cares about them? That if nowadays there are no powerful manifestos. That if they are rather a kind of collage. That if there is not a will to transcend. That if there is a lack of commitment... There are more questions than answers. The debate however doesn’t judge the fragmentation of the current discourse. The manifestos that...



"Manifiesto Ausentes." Universidad Europea [MAD] Spain. 29/04/2013
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Architecture, Conferences
The Architecture School of Universidad Europea, on Monday April 29, organizes "Manifiestos Ausentes" round table with Beatriz Colomina, Professor of Princeton University, along with architects Andrés Perea, Milla Hernández Pezzi and Nacho Martín.

Manifiestos Ausentes.
Beatriz Colomina, Andrés Perea, Milla Hernández Pezzi and Nacho Martín.
Moderator.- Pedro Pablo Arroyo

Dates.- Monday, 29 April, 2013.
Time.- 20:00 h.
Venue.- Espacio Trapézio. Mercado de San Antón. Calle Augusto Figueroa, 24. 28004, Madrid.


If You Build It, Will They Come? New Cultural Projects...

[VIDEO] from The Architecture Foundation
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
If You Build It, Will They Come? New Cultural Projects in Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong and St. Petersburg. Following an in-depth exploration of the UK context through the event From Bilbão to Hastings, the If You Build It series moved on to present three of the world’s most anticipated grand urban cultural projects, to critically explore the use of architecture and art in urban development strategies.

Through discussion of the forthcoming Louvre Abu Dhabi at Saadiyat Island (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates), West Kowloon Cultural District (Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China) and New Holland Island (St. Petersburg, Russian Federation), If You Build It, Will They Come? New Cultural Projects in Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong and St Petersburg previewed and dissected the design, ambition and...


Harry Seidler: Architecture, Art and Collaborative Design.

By Vladimir Belogolovsky. Columbia University [NYC] USA. 10/04/2013
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Architecture, Conferences
This illustrated lecture by Vladimir Belogolovsky traces the life and work of Sydney architect Harry Seidler (1923-2006), his key role in bringing Modernism and Bauhaus principles to Australia, identifies his distinctive architectural style, and explores long-lasting collaborations with leading creative figures of the 20th century, including with architects Marcel Breuer and Oscar Niemeyer; artists Josef Albers, Alexander Calder, Norman Carlberg, Charles Perry, Frank Stella, and Lin Utzon; engineer Pier Luigi Nervi, photographer Max Dupain, and developer Gerardus Dusseldorp.

Organized and introduced by Kenneth Frampton, Columbia University GSAPP.


In almost sixty years, Harry Seidler has realized over 160 of his designs—from houses to mixed-use multi-story towers and prominent government commissions—all over Australia, as well...


Different habitat. HABITANDO CAÑADA

COAM [MAD] Spain. 05/04/2013. 17,00 - 20,00.
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
Architecture, Conferences
Today. Following the publication of the draft for the "Colonia Cañada Real" by the Community of Madrid in late January this year, Arquitectos sin Fronteras Spain (ASFE) have promoted the organization of a day of debate about urban models that now are on table.

"Considering the Cañada Real as a new district of Madrid, it is necessary to establish a dialogue between residents and the neighbors of the other parts of the city."

Venue- La Sede COAM. C/ Hortaleza, 63. Madrid.
Dates.- April 5, 2013. Time.- 5.00 a 8.00 pm.



PATRICIO ABREU / VAHO. Creative Mornings / Barcelona!

[BCN] 28/03/2013
metalocus, LUIS TERRAIN
New session, CreativeMornings/Barcelona (7th edition). Thursday 28 March 2013 . Time.- 8:30h-10:00h

Speaker.- PATRICIO ABREU. Designer, VAHO

"Vaho gives a second chance to waste materials"

A brand from Barcelona that produces objects made ​​from recycled materials. From unique bags and purses, recycled, passionate chairs and other things.

- Host.- The event will...


Call for Projects: Eme3 2013. TOPIAS.

eme3 [BCN] Spain. Deadline 19/04/2013
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
Opening the period for the submission of projects to take part in the 8th edition of eme3 Festival to be held in Barcelona from June 27th to 30th at Fabra y Coats (see annex I) while the exposition will remain open until July 30th with a program of activities.

Applicants: who can participate

To the call for projects eme3 invites to participate architects, designers, trans- disciplinary groups, artists and other professionals or citizen who have a proactive attitude when approaching inherent problems to contemporary cities and architecture, understanding that the necessities of the actual metropolis go beyond a merely buildable approach...


MAI Dialogues: Pablo Valbuena & Jaime Serra

IAAC Winter Lecture Series [BCN] Spain 18/03/2013
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
New lecture at Barcelona, on Monday, March 18th, Pablo Valbuena & Jaime Serra will be lecturing at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia – IAAC.

Pablo Valbuena has become internationally recognized for his augmented architectures, dynamic forms where light and phisical structures combine to create a new hybrid language for form and space. Trained as an architect and having worked previously in videogames, his art projects in galleries and public space interventions preludes the explosion of "projection mapping" as a technique and has been extensively...


Infrastructural Monument MIT

MIT Urban planning [Cambridge-MA] USA
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Architecture, Conferences
As is the case in the UK, the privatization of public infrastructure have deteriorated alarmingly, by privately held management and lack of public investment. The situation in the United States was clamorous with the pass of Hurricane Sandy and uncoordinated electrical infrastructure, organized in fragmented and unclosed circuits, by relying on independent private companies. Same problem, even without debate have the UK rail system. Now MIT wants to consider a short but intense analysis with this conference on 8 and 9 April.

This high-level forum will feature distinguished designers, scholars, policy makers, urban practitioners and industry leaders from assorted fields such as real estate development, finance, and transportation to convene over discussions as to the future of American infrastructure. The program will commence on the evening of 8th April and will conclude in the afternoon 9th April. 

Our post-war urban infrastructures have...


Edouard Decam.

Académie de France à Madrid. Casa Velázquez. [MAD] 14/03/2013. 18.00 h.
We remind you that Charles Villeneuve opens today in Madrid his Retrospective 1988-2013, at 20h in the Casa de Velázquez French Institute where is hosting roundtable attended by invited artists Édouard Decam, Pauline Scherrer and Charles Villeneuve and the participation of our chief from Metalocus and architect Jose Juan Barba, who will act as moderator.

Architecture training graduated from the ENSAP, Bordeaux, in 2003, Edouard DECAM worked with several agencies in France and Spain before turning to research on the field of art.

Graduating in 2006 with a scholarship for young architects Fondation EDF, he made the project "L'eau, les barrages, le paysage that will set the direction of his future researches. He currently lives in Madrid as member of the French Institute, La...



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