XHOLOBENI YARDS. Titanium and the Planetary Making of SHININESS / DUSTINESS by Andrés Jaque / OFFPOLINN

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Project team
Nohnle Mbthuma Forslund, Siyabonga Ndovela, Margie Pretorius, Sinegugu Zukulu, ACC (Amadiba Crisis Comittee) and SWC (Sustaining the Wild Coast), Steve Hoffe.
Sound research and direction.- José Luis Espejo.
Research and field recordings.- Farah Alkhoury.
Coordination and design.- Roberto González.
Fabrication.- Vivian Rotie y Pablo Sáiz del Río.
AV consultant.- Jorge Cañón.
Lighting consultant.- Ignacio Farpón.
Seismic recordings.- Wojciech Gajek and Michal Malinowsky.
Text editing.- Walter Ancarrow.
Studio recordings.- Joseph Hazan.
May 20 to November 26, 2023.
Arsenale, Venice, Italy.
Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, TBA21–Academy, Acción Cultural Española (AC/E).


Andrés Jaque, holds a Ph.D. in architecture. He is the founder of the Office for Political Innovation and the Dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University, New York.

In 2014 he received the Silver Lion at the 14th Mostra Internazionale di Architettura, Biennale di Venezia.

He is the author of award-winning projects such as Plasencia Clergy House (Dionisio Hernández Gil Prize), House in Never Never Land (Mies Van der Rohe European Union Award's finalist), TUPPER HOME (X Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo), or ESCARAVOX (COAM Award 2013). He has also developed architectural performances as well as installations that question political frameworks through architectural practice; including IKEA Disobedients (MoMA Collection, 2011); PHANTOM. Mies as Rendered Society (Mies Barcelona Pavilion, 2012) or Superpowers of Ten (Lisbon Triennale, 2014).

Andrés Jaque is a Professor of Advanced Design at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) and Visiting Professor at Princeton University's School of Architecture.




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