The city, the domestic, the infrastructural and the natural have been seen as independent realms, and architecture as the science to keep them apart. It is time for a change. Andrés Jaque and the Office for Political Innovation explore what is the architecture that can succeed on ensambling them all. The talk will include projects like COSMO (MoMA PS1), ESCARAVOX, or House in Never Never Land.
Andrés Jaque (architect –ETSAM, 1997–present; Heinrich Tessenow Stipendiat, 1998–99) is a Professor of Advanced Architectural Design at the Columbia University GSAPP and Visiting Professor at Princeton University SoA. He has published extensively as a theorist in El Croquis, Volume, and A+U, among many others international magazines.
Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation is a Madrid/New York based architectural practice that explores the role of architecture in the making of societies at the intersection of design and politics. They are the makers of ‘COSMO, MoMA PS1’, ‘Plasencia Clergy House’, ‘House in Never Never Land’, ‘IKEA Disobedients’, ‘TUPPER HOME’, ‘PHANTOM. Mies as Rendered Society’ or ‘ESCARAVOX’. Their work is part of the MoMA collection and in 2014 they were awarded with the SILVER LION to the Best Research Project at the 14th Venice Biennale.