Foros 2018 – Plural Innovations, co-organised by archikubik

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture’s Foros lecture series, a can’t miss event for members of the architecture community, the new edition of which has been organised in cooperation with BBC Construmat.

Under the title “Plural Innovations”, this new edition will underscore the need to expand the field of architecture. In this regard, innovation emerges as the first element in the expansion process, from an open, plural perspective, pushing the discipline to transcend its traditional limits. This year, Foros 2018 has been co-organised by School lecturer Miquel Lacasta, together with Marc Chalamanch and Carmen Santana, the three members of the studio Archikubik.

 

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Programme:

— 26th February: Alejandro Haiek, co-founder of LABProFab. Haiek is one of biggest advocates among Latin American architects for working collaboratively to promote social, cultural and environmental development.

— 5th March: Itziar González Virós, Barcelona-based architect, she is also actively engaged in social movements, serving as president of the advocacy group ParlaMent Ciutadà and director of the ReVolta Cartographic Institute.

— 19th March: Aleksandar Ivancic, B.Sc. Mechanical Engineer; Ph.D. in Thermal Science, Aiguasol.

— 9th April: Toni Cumella,  Catalan ceramist and honorary member of the International Academy of Ceramics.

— 16th April: Eric Allodi, French consultant, Co-founder of the agency Integral Vision, Allodi is an expert in eco-innovation.

— 7th May:  Jordi Pimàs, Catalan engineer and architect , member and founding partner of the studio 1984 Architectes.

 

About Foros

Foros is an annual lecture series organised by the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture, in which prestigious domestic and international architects use their work to share their views on architecture. These conferences are open to students, industry professionals and anyone interested in attending.

 

About the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture

The UIC Barcelona School of Architecture is a school of architecture committed to the intellectual, professional and personal growth of all those who form part of it. It implements a teaching model based on individual attention, practical learning in all areas of knowledge, cutting-edge technology and a teaching staff with international experience. The UIC Barcelona School of Architecture creates architects capable of facing the challenges of today’s society.

 

About BBConstrumat

Barcelona Building Construmat is the International Building Expo that Fira de Barcelona has been organising since 1979. Held biennially, it has become the sector’s leading event throughout Spain, the Mediterranean arch and Latin America. 2019 will mark the 21st edition of the event, though preparations have already begun in 2018 with support for the UIC Barcelona Foros lecture series and the organisation of diverse activities.