Guest lecturers

Ángela Salcedo. Architect and policy maker in rural and urban planning. Angela is a part-time professor and partner of the firm Arquitectosartesanos, along with her collaborator --the founding member of the firm--, Juan José Santibáñez in Oaxaca, México, from 2011 to 2015. She has been co-ordinator of architecture workshops such “La Casa de Chiname”, social project taking part in the highlands of Oaxaca, organized by the same office.

In 2015 she was awarded a scholarship to pursue postgraduate studies in the field and has been pursuing a continuing research in Iceland. 

 

Timeless Architecture

Ángela Salcedo, on the work of arquitectosartesanos office Oaxaca, México

How can time be materialized into contemporary works of architecture? What would be the value of such venture? Ángela Salcedo’s lecture is inspired by both, the masterful vernacular architectures of México —made historically by the hands of common people— and her own recent work within arquitectosartesanos office in the southern state of Oaxaca. 

She will reflect on the concepts of time and matter as core components involved in collaborative crafting and architecture traditions of Mexico. We well approach this reflection from a different understanding of the western concepts of science, art, religion and technique; where the hands and bodies become mediators of divinity to construct a local, timeless language.  

 

 

Supervisors

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Hannes Lárusson, Visual Artist, Designer and Turf Technician, Founder and Managing Director of Íslenski bærinn / Turf House

Hildigunnur Sverrisdóttir, Architect and Programme Director / Adjunct Lecturer, Iceland Academy of the Arts.

 

Sigurjón Baldur Hafsteinsson, Professor in Museology, University of Iceland. http://hi.academia.edu/Sigurj%C3%B3nBaldurHafsteinsson