Ethel Baraona Pohl: 'Dissidence from Standards' (Oct 15)

Välkommen till en gästföreläsning Med Ethel Baraona Pohl från dpr-barcelona, en arkitekturpraktik som berör arkitektur, politisk teori och social miljö genom publikationer och utställningar. Arrangemanget är del i serien Draw, Point, talk, som arrangeras av Frida Rosenberg och Daniel Norell från Stockholms Arkitektförening i samarbete med KTH Arkitekturskolan.

Tid: To 2015-10-15 kl 18.00

Our turn now. To turn down the pencil, and shut down the screen. To smell the letters and lick the words. To print pleas and share revolts. The story of architects playing the alchemy of the words. We want to explore how architecture melts in the intersection with politics, technology, economy and social demur. We oppose to individualism, consumerism and accumulation. We propose to change the limited metrics that architecture is based on—sqm, budgets, investments—and pose human relations in the center of our debates. We propose complexities: to use poetry, empathy, enthusiasm as new metrics to understand the nature of our cities. We suspect charisma and do-goodism but support the ordinary. We propose to blatantly update our current architectural standards and transform them into stories. We want to do alchemy, to create new elements out of the opposites, to mix up poetry and economy, forgetfulness and mementos, building and subtraction. And build shelters, intangible architectures of nature-grids, time sequences and memories, myths and symbols anew.

ETHEL BARAONA POHL
Critic, writer and curator. Co-founder, with César Reyes, of the independent research studio and publishing house dpr-barcelona , operating on the field of architecture, political theory and the social milieu. Their [net]work is a real hub linking several publications and actors on architecture and theory. Associate Curator for "Adhocracy", first commissioned for the Istanbul Design Biennial in 2012 and exhibited at The New Museum, NYC [May 2013] and Lime Wharf, London [Summer 2013]. Curators of the third Think Space programme with the theme 'Money'; they recently curated the exhibition Adhocracy ATHENS at the Onassis Cultural Center, 2015.


Föreläsningen följs av en respons av och modererad diskussion. Arrangeras i sammarbete med av KTH-Arkitekturskolan genom Frida Rosenberg och Daniel Norell. 

Språk: Engelska. 

Draw, point, talk är en serie föreläsningar med påföljande diskussion som fokuserar på unga arkitekter verksamma inom praktik, akademi och kritik.