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Visiting Lecture | Faktur: Documents and Architecture, Pep Aviles and Lindsey Wikstrom

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 6:30 - 8:30pm

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Cité des Étoiles. Architect: Jean Renaudie. From Lindsey Wikstrom, “Immersive Housing Catalog. Projecting New Collective Forms.” Photograph taken by the author.

Cité des Étoiles. Architect: Jean Renaudie. From Lindsey Wikstrom, “Immersive Housing Catalog. Projecting New Collective Forms.” Photograph taken by the author.

Pep Avilés is Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture, College of Arts and Architecture, Penn State University. His academic research explores the impact media had in the redefinition of materials in modernism after World War II. His essays have been published in journals such as Thresholds, Footprint, Quaderns d'Architecture i Urbanisme, and San Rocco, and in edited volumes such as Dust and Data: Traces of the Bauhaus Across 100 Years (Ines Weizman ed., 2019), Bauhaus In and Out, (Carolina B. García and Laura Martínez de Guerreñu, eds., 2019), and Climates: Architecture and the Planet Imaginary (James Graham, Caitlin Blanchfield, Alissa Anderson, Jordan Carver, and Jacob Moore, eds., 2016). Avilés taught previously at Columbia University, The Cooper Union, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, and the Barcelona Institute of Architecture, where he was appointed head of graduate studies. Avilés' work has been sponsored by the Canadian Center for Architecture, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and the Getty Research Center, among others, and has been exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale (2014), the Elmhurst Art Museum in Chicago (2016), the Centre de Cultura Contemporànea de Barcelona (2017), and the Oslo Architecture Triennale (2019). He is the editor of the Spanish edition of Siegfried Ebeling’s 1926 publication Der Raum als Membran, (2015), the journal Faktur: Documents and Architecture, and founding principal of the experimental architectural platform The Fautory.

Lindsey Wikstrom is an architectural designer, researcher, and educator based in New York. Her practice investigates the material effects of architecture on the experience of the city through the lens of perception, access, and labor. She currently teaches at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Wikstrom has contributed to numerous publications, including Embodied Energy and Design: Making Architecture between Metrics and Narratives (Lars Müller, 2017) and a forthcoming expansion of her 2016 SOM Prize-winning research on models of collective housing in Europe and Asia. She has also participated in several exhibitions and publications as a member of the nonprofit initiative Who Builds Your Architecture. Wikstrom is currently a designer and researcher at The Living, and has worked previously at Studio Gang and Aranda\Lasch. She holds a Master of Architecture from Columbia University, where she was awarded the Charles McKim Prize for Design Excellence.

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