09 April 2009

A lot to see and do around here

Being close to Princeton University has its advantages. One is that they can afford some great speakers and conferences. If you are going to live, study or practice here, it is worth keeping an eye on what happens down in Mercer County.

For example:
LECTURE, 6 pm, Betts Auditorium
no frills, no brand: building the global bare life
Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Principal, Foreign Office Architects, London

When I taught in Barcelona, one of the absolute highlights was visiting their recent design for South East Coastal Park, which was also part of the Groundswell exhibition at MoMA. But you may know some of FOA's work dating back as early as the Yokohama Port Terminal (map).

But wait, there's more!
On April 18th they are holding a conference called 'Landform Building: Architecture's New Terrain.' The speaker list is pretty hot and includes Barcelona's Vicente Guallart who designed the Master Plan for Valencia's Sociopolis.

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