Architecture public lecture series: Antonio Sanmartin
29 March 2012
'Intelligibility and metaphor: a transit. Built works, projects, research and teaching.
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.
Launchingthis lecture series for 2012, 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.
This is a free event, hosted with the support of the Spanish Cultural Centre, Instituto Cervantes Sydney.
Location: Wilkinson Building Lecture Theatre 1