Three Landscape Essays: Mobile Ecosystems for Future Climates by Lys Villalba y Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco

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Design team
Irene Domínguez.
Jaime de la Torre, Paco Téllez Buitrago, Jingyuan Zhu.
Landscaping.- Thinking Through Soil (Tat Bonvehí, Seth Denizen).
Structural project.- Mecanismo Ingeniería.
Viuda de Ramírez.
From September 8 to June 21, 2024.
Patio Central de Conde Duque, Madrid. Spain.

Lys Villalba

Lys Villalba (Madrid, 1981) is an architect, educator and independent researcher, graduate of the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid ETSAM (M.Arch 2008) and Visiting Scholar at Columbia University’s GSAPP (2016-2017). Her work explores the intersection of architecture and the social, technological, and political realms, and was nominated for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative 2016.

Her research The City Writes Itself received the Spanish Royal Academy of Fine Arts/Arquia fellowship 2016, the Matadero Madrid/Tokyo Wonder Site grant 2015, and was exhibited at the Japan Pavilion 16th Venice Biennale 2018.

Villalba is cofounder of Zoohaus Collective, whose project Collective Intelligences has developed fieldwork research and prototyping projects in 15 countries, in collaboration with universities, cultural institutions and local collectives; and has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) in Vienna.

Villalba is a professor at IED Madrid since 2012, and has been a Visiting Proffesor at different architecture
schools worldwide, such as CUINDA Bangkok (Thailand), Keio University Tokyo (Japan), Lebanese American University New York (USA), Universidad Javeriana Bogotá (Colombia), FAU Arquitectura Santiago (Chile); and a guest juror and lecturer at Harvard GSD Tokyo, University of Virginia, Bartlett School of Architecture, ETSAM, and Columbia GSAPP, among other institutions. Her works and articles have been published in MoMA Ed., Architectural Design, Damdi, El País, World Architecture magazine, Urbanism and Architecture, Arquitectura Viva, Domus web, etc.

Previously she worked as an architect at Foreign Office Architects in London (UK), Herzog & de Meuron in
Basel (Switzerland), Izaskun Chinchilla Architects in Madrid (Spain), and was a member of the editorial board of Arquitectura Viva magazine in Madrid (Spain).

Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco

Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco, (1986) is a New York and Barcelona based architect, curator and scholar. He was the chief curator of the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016 together with the After Belonging Agency, and he is currently a PhD Candidate at Princeton University, and a Critical Studies Helena Rubinstein Fellow 2017-18 at the Whitney ISP.

Casanovas was trained as an architect at ETSABarcelona and the Edinburgh College of Art, and graduated from the MSc in Advanced Architectural Design at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

His writings have appeared in several publications such as Volume, ARPA Journal or Plot. Casanovas is recipient of several grants such as the La Caixa Fellowship for Postgraduate Studies, or the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts Grant. He has collaborated with different design offices and research institutions as the Buell Center or the GSAPP Global Africa Lab, and has taught studios at Barnard College, Princeton University, and ETSA Barcelona, and has lectured in different venues such as ZKM Karlsruhe or the University of Sydney.



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