IAAC Fall Lecture Series 2014
Tuesday 11th of November 2014
Yael Reisner + Manuel Jimenez Garcia
Lecture: Computing, Making, Sensing; A Fresh Take on Beauty
@ 19.30, IAAC Auditorium
Open to the Public
Architectural designer, academic, researcher, writer and curator. She has a PhD in architecture from RMIT Melbourne, a Diploma from the AA in London, and a BSc in Biology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Born in Tel Aviv, she has lived in London since 1990 where she is the director of Yael Reisner Studio. An educator, teaching internationally design workshops, seminars and lecture (Sci Arc, Lund Univ., AA, ESA) after 9 years of teaching at the Bartlett, and 6 years at Greenwich University. Her book with F.Watson ‘Architecture and Beauty, Conversations with Architects about A Troubled Relationship’ was the trigger for 6 symposiums. She wrote articles on curating, about the work of G.Pesce, Z.Hecker, P.Wilson, as well as articles in the magazines AR and AD. She built mostly on a domestic scale in Tel Aviv. Since 2010, her interest shifted towards public installations, as part of her interdisciplinary research projects that focus at human wellbeing.
MANUEL JIMENEZ GARCIA
Manuel Jimenez Garcia is currently Course Master of Research Cluster 4 at the MArch Graduate Architectural Design (GAD) and Unit Master of MArch Unit 19, both at The Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL)(London); he is also curator of the Bartlett Computational Plexus and Programme Director at the Architectural Association’s Visiting School in Madrid (AAVSM). He has taught and run workshops at Architectural Association’s Design Research Laboratory (AADRL) (London), Polytechnic University of Architecture (Madrid), European University Madrid and L’École Spéciale d’Architecture (Paris). He holds a masters in Architecture (AADRL) and has worked at offices such as Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Minimaforms, Amid(cero9) and Naja & deOstos. He is the co-founder of madMdesign, an architecture practice based in London. His work has been featured in Acadia 2012, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition or X Bienal Española de Arquitectura.