Monthly Archives: October 2015

Drawing Matter – Tina di Carlo

Thursday, 22 October, 2015

10:00 AM, Architectural Association, London, 37 First Floor Front

The first lecture held by Tina di Carlo, as part of the History and Critical Thinking M.A. Programme at the Architectural Association.

Tina DiCarlo is a Europe-based writer and curator. She is currently a PhD Fellow in Place and Displacement: Exhibiting Architecture, funded by the Noweigian Research Council at the Oslo Center for Critical Architectural Studies, Oslo School of Architecture. From 2000-2007 she was a curator at the Museum of Modern Art, New York where she curated and assisted on numerous exhibitions, including: OMA in Beijing: The China Central Television Headquarters by Rem Koolhaas (2006), Emilio Ambasz: House of Spiritual Retreat (2005), The High Line (2005), Envisioning Architecture (2004), and with Terence Riley, Yoshio Taniguchi: Nine Museum (2004), Tall Buildings (2004) and The Changing of the Avant-Garde (2002). Since then her largest curatorial project to date includes advising on a 200-hectare resort, for a luxury development in Northeast Brazil in collaboration with Winkreative.

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Francesca Romana Dell’Aglio

Francesca Romana Dell’Aglio received her master degree on Architecture and City at IUAV in 2014 with a thesis entitled Dimenticare Venezia –Forgetting Venice– which will soon become a publication. The aim of this work was reading the city starting from the architectures that compose it. Venice, a paradigm of the condition of italian historic centers was read through the richness of its built –and unbuilt– monuments. Since 2011 she is part of the editorial board of the on-line magazine Engramma, and until 2015 she ran together with other fellow students the university sheet “The Ship”. As part of The Ship she curated Archizines exhibition in Venice in the Summer of 2013 and participated in the 14 Architecture Biennale 2014 with the project Ground Floor Crisis curated by Matteo Ghidoni.

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Ana Paula Beghetto Pacheco

Ana Paula is an architect from Brazil, who holds a BA in Business Administration, an MA in Marketing and a second BA in Architecture and Urbanism. She earned distinctions in her BA final papers and for the final project for her Architecture and Urbanism Degree, which was selected to represent the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná in the most important national student architecture competition, making it to the final.

She joined the History and Critical Thinking program at the AA with the aim to investigating how the post-war British Brutalism and the New Towns Acts influenced Brazilian architects during the 1960s and 1970s, pursuing an in-depth analysis of the revolutionary spirit of that era.

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Ushma Thakrar

Before joining the Architectural Association as a Masters’ candidate in the History and Critical Thinking in Architecture programme, Ushma studied both architecture and urban theory in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. She has worked broadly in publications, non-profits, research teams and galleries concerned with the built environment. Ushma’s research focuses on the ways in which architecture and urban planning are employed to encourage or reproduce social and cultural behaviours. Her interest in the physical space as an administrative apparatus was highlighted in her recent dissertation Back to the City, the Suburbs and the Kitchen which considered the implications of progressive trends in residential settlement on the development of the feminist consciousness.

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Silvia Mundula

After completing the Italian “Maturità classica”, Silvia studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano. Her Bachelor dissertation titled “Un’architettura dei Semplici” investigated the peculiar historical and aesthetic meaning of the Botanical Garden of Padua, known to be the first example of design combination between an hortus simplicium and a Renaissance garden. During her Master in Architecture she moved to Paris to work with Alireza Razavi, whilst keeping a strong and active interest in the perception of landscape. She wrote her final dissertation about the evolution of the social role of public parks in Paris, focusing on the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont as a key case-study. She is currently envolved in the MA History and Critical Thinking at the Architectural Association in London.

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Shu Hui Andrea Goh

Andrea received her Master of Architecture from the National University of Singapore in 2010 before working at the Urban Redevelopment Authority in Singapore where she worked on planning, urban design and policy writing for the local Civic District and Central Business District.  Her interests include the investigation into the realm of the domestic and the state of the home.  She has a secret wish to never grow up.

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Klaus Platzgummer

Klaus Platzgummer (MSc ETH Arch, M.A.) holds a masters in Architecture from the ETH Zürich (2015) and a masters with distinction in History and Critical Thinking in Architecture from the Architectural Association (2016). Klaus is the recipient of the Arc Award – The Swiss Architecture-Award for his thesis at the ETH Zürich (2015). His dissertation at the Architectural Association examined encyclopedic orderings of architectural knowledge and won the Graduate School Prize for Writing (2017).
Klaus is currently a research and teaching associate at the Department of Architectural Theory, Technische Universität Berlin and a tutor for History and Theory Studies at the AA Undergraduate and Graduate School.

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Federico Ortiz

Federico Ortiz is an architect from Argentina. He graduated from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, where he then became part of different research and teaching teams. After his studies, he worked for architectural firms in Argentina and Switzerland. He is a Chevening Scholar currently enrolled in the MA in History and Critical Thinking at the AA. He is curious about the connections between the histories and theories of architecture and the mechanisms of contemporary production. Questioning the figure of the architect and the limits of the discipline are also among his current interests.

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Evonne Jiawei Yuan

Evonne received her Bachelor’s degree in Museology from Fudan University (Shanghai, China) in 2013. She joined the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2014 and read History of Art as a Master student, where her focus was on Chinese contemporary art. She has interned at many modern and contemporary art museums in China including Taipei Fine Art Museum (2011), China Art Museum (2012), Rockbund Art Museum (2013) and OCAT Shanghai (2015). Her research currently centres on the interplay between art and architecture in a given urban context. She is also interested in developing alternative strategies for the curation of architectural practices.

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Constanza Larach

Constanza Larach received her Architect degree at Pontificie Universidad Católica de Chile. After graduation she started working architecture studios in Santiago, but soon decided to work as an independent architect, being able to combine different forms of practice and interests as a designer and as a teaching assistant.

She is currently enrolled in the Ma History and Critical Thinking in Architecture at the Architectural Association and her interest lies in further investigating the intersection of architecture and art by exploring how different intellectual argumentations can develop in to form.

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Cecilia Larrea

Cecilia was born and raised in Mexico City, where she studied Architecture graduating from the Universidad Iberoamericana in 2012. Since then, she went on to try different aspects of the architectural practice, from design to construction supervising, and finally to real-estate development. Three years later and with the combination of such different experiences she has developed an interest for the relationship between Architecture and Urbanism with their immediate context: geographical, political, economic and social. She believes that as architects, we have the ability to physically influence our surroundings which may then lead to major changes in a society, but in order to do so, we must be more critical and learn from our own History. This made her look into studying more about the theoretical debates of architecture and modernity and led her to enroll in the MA in History and Critical Thinking at the Architectural Association School of Architecture.

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Le Corbusier (1920-1935): style, the Zeitgeist and Nature – Tim Benton

The first lecture held by prof. Tim Benton on the work of Le Corbusier as part of the History and Critical Thinking Programme.

Thursday, 15 October, 2015, 10:00 AM

37 First Floor Front

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