Taking place at 6:00pm PST on Friday, March 1, internationally acclaimed architects Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano will deliver their fourth presentation in the “Placing” lecture series offered by the Department of Architecture at Portland State University, which is free and open to the public. Based in Madrid and Berlin, Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos is known for projects that marry a contemporary architectural language with traditional settings and historic structures. Their work includes the Madinat al Zahra Museum in Córdoba—recipient of a 2010 Aga Kahn Award—and extensions to the Joanneum Museum in Graz. More information after the break.
In addition to practicing architecture, they teach at the European University of Madrid and at the Universität der Künste of Berlin. The “Placing” lecture series continues with talks by Tim Ingold of the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland (April 18), and Julie Bargmann of D.I.R.T. Studio, New York (May 2). Each lecturer in the series will address the once-controversial assertion that “architects create places, not spaces,” discussing the ways in which the active processes of siting, locating, positioning and placing things and people in the world are conceived and embodied in their work.
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