Foros 2015: A matter of things

Foros is a three year-long series of public evening talks every fortnight dedicated to contemporary architectural culture.

A new edition of the Foros cycle is scheduled to begin on Monday, 9 February 2015. Renowned architects, artists, scholars and other creative individuals and practices at the forefront of contemporary architecture, from Spain and elsewhere, will visit the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture to share their views on architecture and their profession through discussions of their work.

The lecture series, “A Matter of Things”, will be directed by Jorge Vidal, who will lead the debate on the work of architects in the urban context. To expand on his vision, Vidal said, “Everything we work on is a question of ‘things’. Relationships or contradictions are established between them and it is this set of relationships, exhibited in a particular place and at a particular moment in time, that comprise what we know as ‘architecture’. We are calling for an architecture of relationships, an architecture that is open; we want to move away from the concept of ‘objects’ and towards the concept of ‘atmosphere’. We want an architecture that establishes its presence by acknowledging the qualities of the shared surroundings in order to enrich the permanence of perception. Architecture should be a meeting point and a space for discovery; there should be a process of understanding in which the commitment of people and the condition of architecture can be found behind every project.”

Foros Lecture Series is both a subject designed to encourage debate on the reality of architecture and a series of conferences that are open to the public. The different viewpoints it presents allow students to formulate their own understanding of the concept of architecture.

The Foros 2015 edition will run from February to May and feature the following speakers:

Francesc Muñoz: Monday, 9 February 2015
Raphael Zuber: Monday, 16 February 2015
Maio: Monday, 23 February 2015
Dogma: Monday, 9 March 2015
Ted’A: Monday, 23 March 2015
Piovene Fabi: Monday, 13 April 2015
Bosshard Vaquer: Monday, 27 April
Vylder Vink Taillieu: Wednesday, 6 May 2015

All the conferences will be held at 7 p.m. in the main lecture hall at the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture (C/Immaculada 22, Barcelona).

Save the date!
Join us on the 9rd of February at 7pm in the Aula Magna for the first talk of the series with Francesc Muñoz.

Alexandre Martínez Llapart, UIC Barcelona School of Architecture

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