Monday, April 23, 2012
Tatiana Bilbao Lecture
'How We Do Architecture'
Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture
2012 Spring Lecture Series invites you to the final lecture in our series:
Mon 23 Apr
Tatiana Bilbao SC, Mexico City
'How We Do Architecture'
6:00pm Carnegie Library Lecture Hall
Henry Hornbostel Lecture
5:00pm Pre-lecture reception sponsored by Epic Metals Pleistocene Hall accessed via the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall
TATIANA BILBAO, born in Mexico City in 1972, studied Architecture and Urbanism in Universidad Iberoamericana. Since 2004, Bilbao has run a multidisciplinary office that has architectural design as its main practice; the studio analyzes urban and social crisis, as well as rigid codes of communication and telematics to use them as design tools. Through these strands, the office regenerates spaces "humanized" to be aware and react to global capitalism, opening up niches for cultural and economic development. Creating a climate of collaboration where there are various disciplinary resonances in technical areas, the firm creates theoretical and artistic works that affect the patterns and structures of society. In this way, there are buildings tending the ecological impact, which open channels of communication between the various social sectors, and detonate productive activities that enable different aesthetic experiences. The office associates work to the theme of resonance, which matches the frequency of a given systems with the frequency of an external drive, with certain information generated by another system. As with the ethics of otherness of Levinas, the office incorporates the other, which has not been recognized or accepted by the oligarchy intellectual, political and business, but that is on the lookout for a qualitative change and structural life.
With projects primarily in Mexico, the office also has buildings, exhibitions and interventions all over the world, including China, Spain, France and the USA. Tatiana Bilbao has been invited professor and lectured at the Architectural Association in London, University of Cambridge, University of Texas in Austin, and the University of Stuttgart, Dessau, among others. Prizes include Emerging Voices 2009 of the Architectural League of New York, Best of the Best, Red Dot Awards, Design Vanguard 2007. Exhibitions include Instituto de la Cultura de Mexico en San Antonio, Texas, MACO in Oaxaca, and the Venice Biennale.
Lecture takes place at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh.
Series cosponsored by the Heinz Architectural Center at Carnegie Museum of Art; we thank them for their continued generous support. Lectures are free and open to the public. Please note food and beverages are strictly prohibited at the theater.
Tatiana Bilboa Poster [pdf]
More Lecture Information [Link]