Lecture: Uriel Fogué, “Architecture for More-Than-Human Futures”
Respondent: Zehra Ahmed
Tuesday, November 1, 5:30pm
1100 Architecture + Design Studios
This lecture is an outward-facing installment of a simultaneous week-long workshop led by Uriel Fogué, and pairs him in conversation with Visiting Assistant Professor Zehra Ahmed.
The lecture coincides with the launch of a special week-long workshop that Fogué will lead with our third-year graduate students. A.H.A.H.!, or Apocalypse Has Already Happened, recruits students into a fictional but totally immersive narrative of the end of the world, to understand and speculate on how different architectures take part in different apocalypses.
All are welcome to join both Tuesday’s lecture and the final review of the workshop the afternoon of Saturday 11.5.
Fogué received his PhD in architecture from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. His professional practice extends to the field of teaching (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) and research (co-director of the Political Fictions Crisis Cabinet and collaborator of the Institute For Postnatural Studies and the Mutant Institute of Environmental Narratives). He is co-curator of the thought group Encounters At The Edge (IPS, 2021–22).
Since 2006, he has co-directed the architecture office elii, which took part in the Spanish Pavilion at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale (awarded the 2016 Golden Lion) and has had, among other international awards and recognition, two works selected for the European Union Prize For Contemporary Architecture Mies Van Der Rohe Award (2015 and 2019). Their work Yojigen Poketto was selected as one of the twenty visionary domestic spaces of the last one hundred years in the exhibition Home Stories 100 Years, 20 Visionary Interiors, at the Vitra Design Museum (2020).