Open Program 2015

Conferences 2015

The six conferences were given by Ángela García de Paredes & Ignacio Pedrosa, Antoni Blázquez, Hisao Suzuki, Anna & Eugeni Bach, Pedro Gadanho and Josep Maria Montaner.


Carles Martí Aris. Traces

Curator and Designer: Ariadna Perich
Graphic design: Júlia Doz and Ariadna Perich
Collaborators: Roger Such, Júlia Doz and Alba Alsina
Photography: Ariadna Perich
Hall of the Espai Barberí
From 3 to 28 August 2015

Thursday, August 6, 2015 Conference | Architecture and Landscape

Shared Landscapes

Ángela García de Paredes & Ignacio Pedrosa

Ángela García de Paredes (Madrid, Spain, 1958) and Ignacio Pedrosa (Madrid, Spain, 1957) are architects from the Madrid School of Architecture, where they teach Architectural Projects. They have been invited professors at Spanish and foreign universities, including the IUAV of Venice, Harvard, ETH Zurich, the Acadèmia di Architettura di Mendrisio and the EPFL Lausanne. In 1990 they founded the ParedesPedrosa studio after having collaborated with José María García de Paredes for ten years. His work has been recognized with the 2007 Spanish National Architecture Award and numerous other awards. His work has been exhibited at several Spanish, Venice and Ibero-American Biennials of Architecture. In 2016 they were curators of the X BIAU in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Thursday, August 13, 2015 Conference | Architecture and Landscape

Building Structures in RCR

Antoni Blázquez

Antoni Blázquez (Badajoz, Spain, 1957) is an architect and Doctor of Architecture from the Barcelona Technical School. He is vice-president of the Board of the Association of Structural Consultants and professor of structures at the Higher Technical School of the University of Girona (UdG).In addition, he directs two master’s degrees in building structures (UPC and UdG). Author of several articles and presentations on seismic design and calculation of singular structures. Member of the Scientific Committee of ACE (Association of Structural Consultants) and ACHE (Scientific and Technical Association of Structural Concrete). BG Arquitectes structural consultants were founded in 1990 and have collaborated with RCR Arquitectes on numerous projects.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 Conference | Photography

The Magic Light

Hisao Suzuki

Hisao Suzuki (Yamagata, Japan, 1957) graduated from the Tokyo School of Photography in 1979. Fascinated by the architecture of Antoni Gaudí, he arrived in Barcelona in 1982, where he settled. In 1986 he began to collaborate with the magazine El Croquis. He became its main photographer, contributing to the publication’s recognition as the means of disseminating contemporary architecture with the most prestige worldwide. His photographs have been published in almost all international architecture and design magazines and numerous books.

Wednesday, August 19, 2016 Conference | Architecture and Landscape

Elective Affinities

Anna & Eugeni Bach

Eugeni Bach (Barcelona, Spain, 1974) and Anna Bach (Nummi, Finland, 1973) are architects from the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB-UPC) and the Helsinki University of Technology. Anna & Eugeni Bach, architects works from the urban scale to the domestic and interior and industrial design. Their work has been published in national and international magazines such as Domus, Arquitectura Viva and A10. In addition, they have participated in monographic exhibitions at the College of Architects of Girona (2014), the College of Architects of Barcelona (2012) and group shows at the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris (2009) and the Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2000), among others. In addition, they have received FAD Awards (2008, 2014) and have been selected for the 7th Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism or the 2004 AJAC Young Architects Award, among others.

Friday, August 21, 2015 Conference | Architecture and Landscape

Placing Architecture / Displacing the Architect

Pedro Gadanho

Pedro Gadanho (Covilha, Portugal, 1968) is an architect and Doctor of Architecture in architecture and media from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP), where he has been a professor. He holds an MA in Art and Architecture from the UK’s Kent Institute of Art and Design and has been a guest lecturer at several European schools of architecture. He has been editor of, among others, Bookazine ALLÁ and Beyond magazine, writes the ShrapnelContemporary blog and regularly contributes to international publications. In 2012 he won the FAD Prize for Thought and Criticism. He is the curator of exhibitions such as Post.Rotterdam, Space Invaders and Pancho Guedes, a modern alternative. At the Venice Architecture Biennale he was curator of the Portugal Pavilion in 2004 and strategic advisor of the United Kingdom Pavilion in 2010. He was the Contemporary Architecture Commissioner (2012-2016) and was responsible for the Department’s Young Architects Program at MoMA in New York. He is currently the director of the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) in Lisbon.

Saturday, August 29, 2016 Conference | Architecture and Landscape

On the Exhibitions ‘Shared Creativity. RCR Arquitectes’ at Palau Robert and ‘Papers. RCR Arquitectes’ at Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona

Josep Maria Montaner

Josep Maria Montaner (Barcelona, Spain, 1954) holds a PhD in Architecture and teaches Architectural Composition at the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB-UPC). He co-directs with Zaida Muxí the 21st-century Housing Laboratory Master. He has taught courses and conferences in Europe, America and Asia. He is the author of more than thirty books, such as Después del Movimiento Moderno (After the Modern Movement, 1993); La modernidad superada (Modernity overcome, 1997); Arquitectura y crítica (Architecture and criticism, 1999); and Sistemas arquitectónicos contemporáneos (Contemporary architectural systems, 2008). Collaborator with the newspapers El País and La Vanguardia, he received the National Urbanism Award in the 2005 journalistic initiative of the Ministry of Housing and published in national and international magazines.