The Processing Environments symposium is organized by the Architectural Association in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and sponsored by the Bilbao Municipality and the Institut Français in Bilbao. It will take place next 19th June at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
The symposium is directed by Maider Llaguno and Clara Olóriz and some of the invited speakers are Alejandro Zaera-Polo (ex FOA, currently AZPA), Juan Herreros, Iñaki Begisitain, Eva Castro & Alfredo Ramirez (Groundlab), Philippe Rahm, and Efrén García Grinda & Cristina Díaz Moreno.
The admission is free.
More information and the complete program after the break
The growing consciousness that a building is a device that performs primarily as an environmental regulator is shifting the focus of the discipline from tectonics to social and ecological processes: buildings establish the regime of energy exchange of the built environment by virtue of their geometry, their materiality etc., and therefore there is an opportunity to establish relationships between these performances and emerging architectural sensibilities and expressions.
Within these lines, the symposium will embrace and extended notion of environment by looking at the work of international architects, artists as well as research directors of recognised international institutions. Moreover, the symposium will tease out speculative directions for architecture that move beyond reductive approaches to ecology, as in “green” notions. The discussion will aim to bring together the work of practitioners and researchers to unveil novel and alternative methods of engaging, interacting and perceiving the environment from social, ecological and material perspectives.
9 am / Door Open
9.15 am – 9.40 / Welcome Bilbao Council and Bilbao Guggenheim Museum
9.40 am – 10.00 am / Iñaki Begisitain
10.00 am – 10.45 am / Philippe Rahm
10.45 am – 11.30 am / Juan Herreros
11.45 am – 12.30 am / Eva Castro & Alfredo Ramirez
12.30 am – 1.15 pm / Douglas Spencer
1.15 pm – 2.00 pm / Toni Kotnik
3.30 pm – 4.15 pm / Efrén García Grinda & Cristina Díaz Moreno
4.15 pm – 5.00 pm / Marjetica Ptrc
5.30 pm – 6.15 pm / Gramazio & Kohler
6.15 pm – 7.00 pm / Alejandro Zaera-Polo
7.00 pm – 8.00 pm / Open Debate with Participants
More information here.