Winy Maas is an architect, urban designer and landscape architect and one of the co-founding directors of the globally operating architecture and urban planning firm MVRDV, based in Rotterdam, Netherlands, known for projects such as the Expo 2000, the vision for greater Paris, Grand Paris Plus Petit, and more recently the Market Hall in Rotterdam.
Since 2000 the Master’s in Advanced Architecture runs an international lecture program in which architects and experts from a variety of different disciplines present their work at IaaC. The lectures are open to the public, consisting in a high quality cultural activity open to the city of Barcelona.
Some of the Guest Lecturers for Lecture Series of the previous 2 years are: Shigeru Ban, Richard Blythe, Stefano Boeri, Mark Burry, Peter Cook, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Peter Eisenman, Yona Friedman, Bjarke Ingels, Matthias Kohler, Anupama Kundoo, Winy Maas, Thom Mayne, Farshid Moussavi, Nicholas Negroponte, John Palmesino, Gunter Pauli, Dave Pigram & Iain Maxwell (Supermanoevre), Mette Ramsgaard Thompsen, Carlo Ratti, Michel Rojkind, Enric Ruiz-Geli, Bob Sheil, Peter Trummer, Bernard Tschumi, Ben Van Berkel, Mike Weinstoch
Carlos Ferrater is a Doctor of Architecture, a Professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona. In 2006 he set up, along with Xavier Martí, Lucía Ferrater and Borja Ferrater, the Office of Architecture in Barcelona. Borja Ferrater is an architect from the International University of Catalonia. In parallel to his practice in OAB, Borja is currently Design Studio Teacher at the ESARQ UIC.
Bernard Khoury studied Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design and received a Master in Architectural Studies from Harvard University. Khoury started his independent practice Bernard Khoury / DW5 in 1993. Over the past fifteen years, the office has developed an international reputation and a significant diverse portfolio of projects. Khoury is also co-founder of the Arab Center for Architecture.
Ricardo O’Nascimento is an artist and researcher on the field of new media and interactive art. He investigates body-environment relations focused on interface development for worn devices, interactive installations and hybrid environments. He is the founder of POPKALAB – a design/research studio focused on innovation on the field of wearable technology.
Mar Santamaria-Varas and Pablo Martinez-Diez are co-founders of the design studio 300.000 Km/s. They work with Data Analysis and Visualisation to propose new ways to depict subjective and objective mechanisms taking place in cities trough human-place transactions.
Manfred Karrer is an Austrian software developer who is working on Bitsquare since 2014. This presentation will cover the questions why a decentralized Bitcoin exchange is needed and how to build it. It will focus on the political and conceptual aspects and will give a short demo of the software.
Eugenio Tisselli is an artist and programmer with a specific interest in developing socio-technical methodologies for communal practice. As director of the ojoVoz project, he has carried out extended workshops with small-scale farming communities in different parts of the world.
Edouard Cabay is a registered architect at the Catalan College of Architects and is graduated from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. After gaining professional experience in London, Tokyo and Brussels, he founded Appareil in Barcelona in 2011. His lecture will examine Machinic protocols.