IAAC Lecture Series 2016/17

Monday 23rd of January 2017
Jose Sanchez

Architectures for the Commons

@ 19.30, IAAC Auditorium
Open to the Public

Jose Sanchez is an Architect / Programmer / Game Designer based in Los Angeles, California. He is the director of the Plethora Project, a research and learning project investing in the future of on-line open-source knowledge. He is also the creator of Block’hood, an award-winning city building video ame exploring notions of crowdsourced urbanism winner of the ‘Best Gameplay’ award at the 2016 Games for Change Festival in New York.

He has taught and guest lectured at several renowned institutions across the world, including the Architectural Association in London, the University of Applied Arts (Angewandte) in Vienna, ETH Zurich, The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. Today, he is an Assistant Professor at USC School of Architecture in Los Angeles. His research ‘Gamescapes’, explores generative interfaces in the form of video games, speculating in modes of intelligence augmentation, combinatorics and open systems as a design medium.