Cristina Díaz Moreno & Efrén Gª Grinda: Macronic
Friday, 26. May 2017, 19.00, Aula
The lecture will verse about the articulation of new architectural vocabularies and formations coherent with the actual technological, social and cultural scenarios and a visit to AMID.cero9 recent projects. In this unprecedented global context, where every type of cultural material triggers a wild multiplicity of connections with other materials, things and situations, from people to machines to insignificant, abstract entities, the overall congruence, origin, connotations and meanings of these connections are no longer relevant to the way these materials are connected and what counts now is the universal instant access to this infinite ocean of information. The lecture will revisit the historical concepts of Third Natures and Macaronic Heteroglossia as renewed concepts capable to condense amid.cero9 recent proposals based in a both critical and optimist disciplinary attitude
amid.cero9 cultivates an afterpop approach to the contemporary notion of space that enlists sociology, technology, media, politics and representation in projects ranging from architecture (Cherry Blossom Pavilion in Jerte Valley, Spain, shown at the 12th Biennale di Venezia, Giner de los Ríos Foundation in Madrid, Diagonal80 Industrial Pavillion in Madrid) to design (ESA Pavillion), ecosystemic studies (The Magic Mountain in Ames, We as a plague in Rome, TRP in Venice) and hybrid urban projects (Aijalaranta in Jyväskylä, or Hhouse in Balearic Islands).
Cristina Díaz Moreno & Efren Gª Grinda are both architects and founders of amid.cero9. They are Guest Professors at SAC Städelschule Architectural Class, since 2016, Directors of an Option Studio at the GSD, Harvard University (2015-) and Diploma Unit Masters at the A.A. School, London (2009-). Previously they taught at the Institut für Kunst und Architektur Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna. While teaching together in Madrid from 1998 till 2013 (in parallel at ETSAM and ESAYA UEM) they have been visiting professors and lecturers throughout Europe, Asia and the US. Their projects have been widely disseminated and they have won more than 40 prizes in national and international competitions. Their projects and writings of the last fifteen years were documented in 2014 in a publication entitled “Third Natures, a Micropedia” and an exhibition at the AA, London.
Recent projects include Golden Balloon for MOT Tokyo, Palm Pavillion for Sharjah, United Emirates and Giner de los Ríos Foundation, the famous Institucion Libre de Enseñanza, Madrid. Recently a monographic issue about their works have been published in El Croquis nº184.