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  XVII EGA International Conference 2018
XVII EGA International Conference 2018

Keynote speakers

PETER EISENMAN

 

Peter Eisenman has confirmed his participation as the opening lecturer at the EGA 2018 International Conference. 

Peter Eisenman is an internationally recognized architect and educator. The principal of Eisenman Architects, he has designed large-scale housing and urban design projects, innovative facilities for educational institutions, and a series of inventive private houses. His current projects include the six-building City of Culture of Galicia in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and a large condominium housing block in Milan, Italy. Peter. Eisenman is currently Charles Gwathney Professor at Yale University and has taught in the past at Cambridge University, Harvard University, Princeton University, Ohio State University, and The Cooper Union. His many books include Eisenman: Inside Out, Selected Writings 1963–1988; Written into the Void, Selected Writings 1990–2004; Tracing Eisenman; and Giuseppe Terragni: Transformations, Decompositions, Critiques. From 1967 to 1982 he was the director of the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York City, which he founded. In 2010 he became laureate of the Wolf Prize in Arts in the field of Architeture.

 

 

 

ALBERTO CAMPO BAEZA

 

Alberto Campo Baeza has confirmed his participation as an invited lecturer at the EGA 2018 International Conference.

Alberto Campo Baeza is an internationally recognized architect and is full professor at Madrid’s School of Architecture (ETSAM). His works have been widely published and awarded. Some of them are: houses Turégano, de Blas, Gaspar, Asencio Guerrero, Rufo, Moliner, Olnick Spanu, Cala, or the House of the Infinite. Also public buildings such as the BIT Center in Inca-Mallorca, public space Between Cathedrals, in Cádiz, the Caja de Ahorros de Granada headquarters and the Museum of The Memory of Andalucía, a nursery for Benetton in Venice, or the Headquarters for the Regional Government of Castilla y León, in Zamora. He has taught at the different universities: ETH in Zurich and the EPFL, in Lausanne; University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia; Kansas State University; CUA University, in Washington; L’Ecole d’Architecture, in Tournai. In 2017 he was appointed Clarkson Chair in Architecture by the Buffalo University. Has been awarded prizes such as the Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal (2013), the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize (American Academy of Arts and Letters), the International Award Architecture in Stone (Verona), and the International Fellowship 2014 (R.I.B.A.). In 2014 he was elected Full Member of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, in Spain. In 2015, he was awarded the BigMat in Berlin and the International Prize of Spanish Architecture (PAEI 2015); and won the 1st Prize Ex Aequo to build the new LOUVRE. In 2018 he has been awarded the Piranesi Prize by the Accademia Adrianea di Architettura di Roma.

 

 

GERNOT RIETHER

 

Gernot Riether has confirmed his participation as an invited lecturer at the EGA 2018 International Conference. 

Gernot Riether is the Director of the School of Architecture and Associate Professor at the College of Architecture and Design at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). He previously taught at Kennesaw State University, Ball State University, ENSA Paris La Villette, Georgia Tech, NYIT and Barnard College at Columbia University and is lecturing internationally. In his Digital Design Build Studio he and his students are researching the potential of computer controlled manufacturing methods. The studio won competitions such as the design of the AIA Pavilion and was commissioned for projects such as the Nuit Blanche Pavilion in Paris. Projects from the Digital Design Build Studio were presented at the Centre Pompidou, featured in books on digital fabrication and publications such as Architectural Record and DETAIL. His forthcoming book, Urban Machines, co-authored with architect Marcella Del Signore, explores the relationship between public urban spaces and information technology.

 

 

 

INVITED LECTURERS

PABLO LORENZO-EIROA

 

Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa is a scholar in the fields of architecture and computation. His expertise is based on problems of representation, from virtual space-environments to digital fabrication deconstructing the emerging architecture of information. He is an associate professor adjunct, coordinator of the Advanced Graduate Master Studio (fall) and Professor in digital representation at The Cooper Union in New York City. He is the recipient of research grants, awards and scholarships from Fulbright, National Endowment for the Arts, and Princeton University, among others. He taught, lectured and published internationally. Among several publications, he is the co-editor of Architecture In Formation, Routledge, London 2013. Through his academic activities and e(eiroa)-Architects he is integrating architecture design with history/theory in different associations, with work ranging from academic research to experimental architectural design in private and state commissions in New York and Buenos Aires.

 

 

 

 

JOSÉ ANTONIO FRANCO

 

PhD in Architecture by the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Full Professor at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, 1983 and at Santiago de Compostela University, 1984. Professor Emeritus at the University of A Coruña since 2014. First Director of the School of Architecture in A Coruña, 1975-1986. Director of the Department of Architectural Representation and Theory (1986-2009). First president of the Final Project Commission and of its current Doctorate Programme in Architecture and Urbanism (until 2014).

Member of the Governing Council of the European Association for Architectural Education (1989-1995). TARGA D´ORO (gold medal) of the year 2004 of the Unione Italiana per il Disegno. Director of PhD programmes at the Universidade Luterana do Brasil (2000-2004) and the Universidade Lusófona do Porto, Portugal (2007-2010). Nowadays, he directs the Master of Architectural Design at the Pontifical University of the Dominican Republic together with the University of A Coruña.

As a researcher, he has devoted himself to studying the architectural heritage and the process of architectural conception and its graphic representation.

 

 

LISS C. WERNER

 

Liss C. Werner is Assistant Professor at TU Berlin, Institute of Architecture, where she is building up the "CYPHYLAB", investigating cyber-physical systems for architecture. Werner's work is driven by computer sciences, cybernetics, material intelligence and digital theory. She taught and lectured at Nottingham University, DIA Dessau, Cooper Union, Texas Tech, MIT, Kassel University, Bauhaus Weimar, Innsbruck, TU Graz and was Guest Professor at Taylor’s University Malaysia and Carnegie Mellon University.  Her design studio was exhibited at the Venice Biennale (2012, 2018). She was educated at Westminster, RMIT and UCL Bartlett. Werner edited ‘[En]Coding Architecture’ and ‘Cybernetics: state of the art’; her forthcoming publications include 'Cognizant Architecture' and 'BioMaterial and ProtoArchitecture'. She co-chaired conferences on computational architecture and ecology and will chair eCAADe2020. She was awarded ‘Young Digital Changer’, her company received the German Enterprise Award for ‘Best for Modern Urban Architecture & Design’ (2017). Liss C. Werner is principal of ‘Tactile Architecture – office für SystemArchitektur’ and founder of the “Cybernetics-Lab”.

 

 

 

ÁNGELA GARCÍA CODOÑER

 

 

Ángela García Codoñer. Is full professor in Graphic Expression in Architecture at the Polytechnic School of Valencia. Her field of research is colour recovery in heritage architecture. She is currently the Editor of the EGA jounal (Graphic Expression in Architecture). She lectures at the UPV as part of the degree and Master’s programme taught at the School of Architecture, and has been the doctoral advisor for a number of different doctoral theses, two of which were recipients of Special Achievement awards. She has managed a variety of research projects, both national and international. She also combines her teaching activity with her work as a painter, having exhibited part of her artistic production at the Tate Modern in London or at the IVAM in Valencia.

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