ECUMENÓPOLIS. AGRONAUTAS by Juan Dopico Massobrio.

[VIDEO] COAC. [BCN] 17/06/2013 at 19:00h.
metalocus, ALEX DURO
Ecumenopolis, COAC audiovisual program presents the film Agronautas.

"My grandfather used to say that once in life you need a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman and a priest but, three times a day, you need a farmer".
Brenda Schoepp.

There are approaches, ways of life and ways of doing that propose a more well-adjusted relationship between humans and the planet. In many cases it is only anonymous people organized in networks of professionals...



Círculo de Bellas Artes. [MAD] Spain.
metalocus, CANDELA OLIVA.
Architect Josep Lluís Mateo will be next monday 17th June at Círculo de Bellas Artes (Alcalá 42, Madrid). The appointment is at 7:30 pm in the Hall of Columns.

We will have the chance to attend a conference called "Place, Time and Matter. Recent Work 2010-2013". Mateo will present in Spanish some his last projects, as well as his manifest interest in demonstrating the links between construction, research, intellectual development and the pragmatism required to make architecture a reality, as expressed in his recent work.



"Evolving Ideas", by Sou Fujimoto. Lecture.

[VIDEO] Círculo de Bellas Artes. [MAD]
metalocus, CANDELA OLIVA.
Conferences, VIDEO
Following yesterday's opening of the Serpentine Pavillion, we bring up this video of Sou Fujimoto. The Japanese architect talks about the meaning of Architecture and about the relationship between architecture and nature, the two themes that he explores with his work.

The lecture took place last April at Circulo de Bellas Artes, in Madrid. It was organized together with IE School of Architecture, after the launching of the new Master in Architectural Design.

Sou Fujimoto's lecture, "Evolving Ideas: Primitive Future", served as a forum for students to participate in open discussions between...


Eme3 Festival 2013.

“Topias, utopias becoming real”. [BCN] Spain. 27 > 30/06/2013.
metalocus, JUAN SOLERA.
The last days of June Eme3 festival will be held in Barcelona, where selected projects will be presented as those that have shown better attitude facing the city and the contemporary architecture. The exhibition includes workshops, debates and lectures in the old Fabra i Coats factory.

 The Fabra i Coats and the Sant Andreu District

will host the eighth international Architecture festival, Eme3. The aim of the festival is to discover, understand and share new forms of architecture and planning relating to the realities of today's societies, through the reflection and exchange between professionals involved and the audience.



Rotterdam icon becomes 24-hour city.

[Rotterdam] The Netherlands. 21-22/06/2013
metalocus, PEDRO NAVARRO
One of the most iconic buildings in Rotterdam, the Hofpoort on the Hofplein, will be transformed into a 24-hour city on Friday 21 June and Saturday 22 June. All are welcome to come and eat, drink, dance, relax, breakfast, discover, meet, skate, create, shop and much more. For a full 24 hours the Hofpoort will be the epicentre of Architecture Day in Rotterdam.

The Hofplein area used to be regarded as the pulsing heart of Rotterdam. AIR, the Rotterdam architecture centre, ZUS – De Dépendance centre for urban culture and Rotterdam ArchiGuides are joining forces to bring it back to life again on Architecture Day. For 24 hours they will combine to transform the Hofpoort into a vertical city where there is something new to experience every hour.



Le Corbusier / NewYork

[NYC] USA. 08-09/06/2013
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
The event will examine this world-renowned French architect’s ideas on the city before and after his first trip to the United States, along with his influence on generations of American architects.

Held in conjunction with MoMA’s exhibition Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes, “Le Corbusier/New York” is a two-day international symposium taking place June 8-9. The journey through Le Corbusier’s work will begin on Saturday morning, June 8th, with an...


Max Liboiron at IDEAS CITY.

Panel Discussions at New Museum [NYC] USA. 01 > 04/05/2013.
metalocus, JUAN SOLERA.
Art, Conferences, Exhibitions
CITY IDEAS Festival started yesterday in downtown Manhattan, as we have been announcing throughout this month, thus we want to publish some previous works by Max Liboiron, who along with other artists, scientists and researchers will participate today in one of the Panel Discussions.

Text by Max Liboiron.

Steady-State: Development Without Growth, 2011. New Museum, Festival of Ideas for the New City.

Steady-State is an interactive installation where visitors shaped a miniature model city made of New York City's waste. Within the piece, the overall number of buildings, green spaces...


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...



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