The Frances Loeb Library and Spain GSD invite you to attend a Faculty Colloquium series webinar. Jill Desimini will talk with Sergio Lopez-Pineiro about his new bookA Glossary of Urban Voids (Jovis, July 2020)
Online Viewing via Zoom Webinar on Friday, October 9, 2020, between 1 pm and 2 pm EST (7 pm and 8 pm CET)
This event is free and can be viewed online, but advance registration is required.
About A Glossary of Urban Voids A Glossary of Urban Voids is a critiqued collection of over 200 terms regularly used to name the urban void, from the "terrain vague" to the "buffer zone," as the means to explore the role of urban voids as public space. As the landscape architect James Corner has pointed out, a void cannot be labeled because "to name it is to claim it in some way." By listing existing terms, A Glossary of Urban Voids is an attempt to name the unnamable, to define that which should have no precise definition.
Canadian Centre for Architecture 1920, rue Baile Montréal, QC H3H 2S6
Embedded in politically and economically charged sites in the Pearl River Delta, Mongolia and the European Union, Rural Urban Framework (Joshua Bolchover and John Lin) and 51N4E (Johan Anrys and Freek Persyn) operate in expanded ecologies of architectural practice, questioning the role of the architect today. By collaborating with policymakers, local contractors and NGOs and engaging their respective labs at the University of Hong Kong and ETH Zürich as key sites of research, both offices investigate new forms of cooperation and dialogue as crucial design strategies.
RUF and 51N4E work at the seams of urbanization, with projects situated in transitional settlements in Ulaanbaatar, in the new vernacular of rural China, in the transforming centres of Western European cities and in Albania’s shifting public spaces. Comparing their research and design processes, this exhibition and publication question the extents and certainties of architecture against backdrops of indeterminate notions of citizenship, unstable stages of urbanization, and insecure economies and ecologies.
Curator: Francesco Garutti, CCA Concept: Johan Anrys, Joshua Bolchover, John Lin, and Freek Persyn Curatorial research and coordination: Irene Chin with Andrew Scheinman and Jann Wiegand Exhibition design: 51N4E (Freek Persyn with Roxane Le Grelle and Sebastian Roy), Brussels; Rural Urban Framework (Joshua Bolchover and John Lin with Chiara Oggioni), Hong Kong Design development: Sébastien Larivière, Jasmine Graham Graphic design: Something Fantastic (Julian Schubert, Elena Schütz and Leonard Streich), Berlin
More information, video material and introductions: www.cca.qc.ca
Have you heard about Julius Posener, Tel Aviv’s original architectural theorist? Posener, a pioneer of modernist architecture in Israel, was a member of the Architects Circle and editor-in-chief of its magazine, Habinyan. Celebrating the launch of Typisch Posener, a book dedicated to Posener’s life and extensive work, we host a discussion with the author, Katrin Voermanek, Dr. Zvi Efrat, and Dr. Edina Meyer-Maril, one of Posener’s students in Berlin.