FreshLatino at Storefront for Art and Architecture

© Pedro Bandeira

Curated by Ariadna Cantis, curator of the FreshLatino exhibition at the Instituto Cervantes, in collaboration with Eva Franch.

Storefront for Art and Architecture, in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes, presents the inaugural event of their new Manifesto Series with the FreshLatino seminar Emerging Latin Territories.

If we accept that America was a laboratory for modern movement in an unequal and fragmented way, then what is the role of Iberian America today, within the panorama of emerging architecture and contemporary thinking?

Confronting ourselves with this question we came up with the idea to produce a manifesto that diagnoses the world’s architectonical situation within a different perspective and at the same time establish certain values that question the current directions within the architectural discourse and propose new projectual material and vectors of thought.

There will be a two days seminar between October 25th and 27th divided in two acts aimed to be held in the following institutions. Simultaneously with the FRESHLATINO video installation exhibition.

ACT 1 | 25 OCT | Opening ACT 2 | 27 OCT

More information after the break

The seminar intends to be a declaration of strategies and visions to understand and project a new approach towards the construction of our built environment from a Latin-American perspective within a global world.

In order to operate with different degrees of intensity within this larger framework, the conversations will be structured in 2 different sessions with the aim to envision through different lenses multiple processes of observation and projection of our built environment.

1/ Material and Sensorial – Urban Territories 2/ Environmental – Geopolitical Territories The conversations will take place in a twofold strategy where three individuals will present a 15 minute manifesto for an Emerging Latin Territory followed by a discussion between them orchestrated by a moderator. There will be 5 presentations per session.

1 Urban Territories & Sensorial Qualities

Iberian American sensibilities The architectural Sensorium: Colours/ Textures/ Sounds New Urban models from Brasilia to urban Acupunctures Community Models

SPEAKERS: Christina Goberna, Javier Iturralde, Pablo Lorenzo Eiroa, Joaquin Moreno, Leonardo Diaz Borrioli, Andres Jaque Moderators: Eva Franch and Ariadna Cantis

2 Geopolitical Territories & Environmental Sensibilities

Emerging Notions of Sustainability: Closed systems, Ecology, Energy etc. The Architectures of Revolution Border Architectures Third Conditions

SPEAKERS: Ximena Labra, Jose Castillo, Francisca Benitez, Andres Jaque, Urtzi Grau, Carlos Brillembourg Moderators: Eva Franch and Ariadna Cantis

About the Manifesto Series

The Manifesto Series is part of Storefront’s programming for the development and exposure of fresh and new ideas in a precise and concise manner. The events aim to reinvigorate and reinvent the manifesto format as a way of exchanging ideas.

For more information you can go to the Instituto Cervantes New York website or the Storefront for Art and Architecture

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Cite: Ethel Baraona Pohl. "FreshLatino at Storefront for Art and Architecture" 24 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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