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PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES 2012


29 March 2012

The Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning will host a series of public lectures and events in 2012. A growing list of visiting local and international practitioners as well as Faculty Academics will present current projects and research to students, staff and the wider community.


The launch of the program will be held on Thursday 29 March, 6.30 to 8pm, featuring international guest Antonio Sanmartin.

ANTONIO SANMARTIN: ASz arquitectes, Barcelona Architect and Associate Professor of Architectural Design at the ETSAB-UPC and the ESARQ-UIC, Barcelona


Acclaimed Spanish architect Antonio Sanmartins' unique approach to Architecture, a discipline which he sees "as an open site and an empty book to exhibit issues, matters, thoughts and proceedings", has seen him contribute to a number of well-known and noteworthy projects at locations around the globe.


Antonio Sanmartin will be presenting several projects and built work by aSZ arquitectes (Antonio Sanmartín and Elena Cánovas) where memory and experience operate at the base of a transcription that becomes the architecture. A discontinuous reality is the site for the "transfer" between the order of things and the order of ideas. The research project "1a cosa para 2s tiempos" developed for an archaeological site in the north coast of Spain as part of the ESARQ-UIC Degree Projects, proves that their academic activity does not operate in the real world but in an equivalent or tantamount reality.


About the speaker:

Antonio Sanmartin, ASz arquitectes, Barcelona Architect and Associate Professor of Architectural Design at the ETSAB-UPC and the ESARQ-UIC, Barcelona. Antonio Sanmartín was born in Barbastro, Huesca, Spain in 1958. Architect for Escuela Técnica de Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB), Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (UPC), 1983.


Master in Architecture from New York University in Buffalo (1984) and Master in Architecture from Graduate School of Design of Harvard University (1986). Visiting Graduate Professor at Cooper Union School of Architecture in New York. Worked with Peter Eisenman (1985, 1989) and John Hejduk. Antonio Sanmartin, ASz arquitectes, Barcelona Architect and Associate Professor of Architectural Design at the ETSAB-UPC and the ESARQ-UIC, Barcelona.

Contact: Anne-Marie Leo

Phone: 02 9351 2686

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