4th Nov 2014 5:30pm
Emperor Room, Mithras House, Moulescoomb Campus
The Nature of the City
The lecture will investigate how ecology and fiction can be utilized as practical and speculative ways to understand and create architecture today. By showing works from the practice NaJa & deOstos and a few selected examples of academic work the talk will discuss new ways to interpret the nature of the city.
Ricardo de Ostos is co-founder of London based NaJa & deOstos, an architectural studio exploring symbiotic relations between emerging cultural patterns and architectural narratives. With a strong innovative digital design focus including popular participation they create an interactive architecture, in both small and large-scale projects, through critical and challenging speculation. NaJa & deOstos have run workshops and lectured widely in countries like Brazil, Korea, USA, Turkey and throughoutEurope. Since 2012 they are involved in the development of the European Design Innovation Policy.
Ricardo de Ostos was appointed curator of the Brazilian Pavilion for the London Festival of Architecture in 2008 and 2010. He studied architecture at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and also holds a master of architecture degree from the Bartlett School of Architecture ?in London, England.
Nannette Jackowski and Ricardo de Ostos are Unit Masters at the Architectural Association and at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London. Together they are authors of The Hanging Cemetery of Baghdad (Springer, 2007) and Pamphlet Architecture 29: AmbiguousSpaces (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008).