Conference by Miquel Lacasta at the Architecture World Congress, Cologne

On Wednesday 24 October, Miquel Lacasta will give a lecture entitled “Plural Innovations in Architecture”, as part of the Architecture World Congress in Cologne.

This Congress takes place into the framework of Orgatec, the leading international trade fair for office and property equipment, the most important in Europe.

The speach will be held in English:

“Architecture must go beyond the limits not only of disciplinary tradition, but also of the aspirational framework it circumscribes to, whether aesthetic or technical, to revolve around its centre of gravity – the city and its citizens – in a radical new way. In this sense, innovation is the fundamental vector to create an overflow and expansion in architecture. Having said that, it is important to know how to interpret and understand the idea of innovation from an open and pluralistic perspective, and not from the narrow mental window of closed disciplines.
For this reason, the proposal of Archikubik aims to lay the groundwork for a definition of the innovation vector as mentioned earlier; and in doing so reaffirming the first principle in the concept of innovation: plurality.
In order to truly innovate, it is necessary to open up to a reality that is both bastard and culturally ambiguous by definition, capturing the accelerated pace of modern times and moving the target of our ideas forward, without losing sight of the advances achieved.  That is why expanding architecture can and should be done from a basis of plurality.”

See the programm

Possibility to buy tickets online here