Spring 2020 Lecture Series at MIT Architecture: Lorena Del Rio & Iñaqui Carnicero

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Meet our visiting faculty and learn about their work tonight in Long Lounge!

Food and drink will be available starting at 5:45 Lecture starts at 6:15

See you tonight!

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Iñaqui Carnicero and Lorena del Río

Founded in 2014 by Iñaqui Carnicero & Lorena del Río, RICA* Studio is an Architectural Office based in MADRID-NEW YORK and a platform for design investigation operating across many scales, bringing an extensive and diverse building experience.

Iñaqui Carnicero received his Bsc. and M. Arch in Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Along with leading RICA*Studio, he has taught at Cornell University, California College of the Arts, Columbia University.

Lorena del Río received her Bsc. and M.Arch in Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Along with leading RICA*Studio, she has taught at Cornell University and California College of the Arts.

Carnicero and Del Rio in the presentation of “The dream of space produces forms” by Paredes Pedrosa

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FINSA and PAREDES PEDROSA ARQUITECTOS have the pleasure of inviting you to the presentation of the book “The dream of space producing forms”, edited by the Ministry of Public Works, on the Paredes Pedrosa project for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018.

The presentation will take place in the Finsa21 space (C / Maudes, 21) next Monday, June 3, starting at 7:00 p.m.

At the end of the colloquium, an aperitif will be offered.

Fall 2018 Lecture Series at NJIT College of Architecture & Design: Lorena Del Rio & Iñaqui Carnicero

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Please join us for Lorena Del Rio & Iñaqui Carnicero’s lecture entitled “The Opportunity of an Unfinished Architecture” in Weston Lecture Hall I. Free and open to public.

Lorena del Río co-founder of RICA*, graduated at ETSAM, where is also developing her PhD. Currently Assistant Professor at Cooper Union in New York City, she has taught at Cornell University 2012-2016, at CCA, California College of the Arts in San Francisco 2016-2017, where she also was the co-director of the research laboratory BuilLab, . Lorena has participated in reviews and lectures at several universities including MIT, University of Buffalo, NY CityCollege, NYIT, and University of Puerto Rico. She has received several distinctions in international competitions and awards and her work has been published in international journals such as GA, Bauwelt and AV.

Iñaqui Carnicero is an awarded architect and international Phd from Polytechnic University of Madrid. Currently Visiting Professor at Yale University, Carnicero has previously taught at ETSAM, Cornell University, Columbia University, among others. Carnicero has won several competitions and completed many projects, including CEU University, 40 Social housing in Madrid, High School in Albacete, the new District Attorney’s Office in Madrid’s City of Justice, Hangar Nave16 at the slaughterhouse of Madrid. His recent work curating the Spanish Pavilion for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale was honoured with the Golden Lion. His work has been recognized with the AIANY Housing Award, Design Vanguard, Hauser 2012, Emerging Architecture Architectural Record, Rome Prize, FAD Spanish Architecture and Public Opinion. Carnicero has lectured at prestigious institutions such as Cornell, Harvard GSP, Rice, Berkeley, NJIT, Carleton, Roma Tre.

“Before and After” Carnicero and Del Rio interviewed by e-flux in the context of the Milano Arch week 2018

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Positions is an initiative of e-flux Architecture. This interview took place during the e-flux conversation series Practice at Milano Arch Week 2018, held at the e-flux Teatrino pavilion designed by Matteo Ghidoni—Salottobuono, made with the help of the Friuli-Venezia-Giulia (FVG) Region and by Filiera del Legno FVG (with the coordination of Regione FVG and Innova FVG).

Iñaqui Carnicero is co-founder of RICA* and is currently Visiting Professor at Yale University. He co-curated Unfinished, the exhibition of the Spanish Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, which was honored with the Golden Lion.

Lorena del Río is co-founder of RICA* and is currently Assistant Professor at Cooper Union. She taught at Cornell University from 2012–2016 and at the California College of the Arts from 2016–2017, where she was the co-director of the research laboratory BuildLab.

Carnicero lecturing at IDB Headquarters sharing his experience in Buenos Aires

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Iñaqui carnicero will be sharing the workshop experience in Buenos Aires working together with Inter American Development Bank BID in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Interior. The GEF project is promoting the construction of 128 social housing in 8 regions in Argentina implementing strategies of sustainability and energy efficiency.

The event “Housing what’s next? Challenges and innovation in the Global South” will take place at the IDB headquarters in Washington DC on October 26th.

During the twentieth century the world population increased at a higher rate than at any other period in time, from around 1.5 billion people in 1900 to nearly 7 billion today. Facing these figures, it is impossible not to think about what we have done to accommodate this population, or rather, what all these people have done to obtain housing. Figures indicate that although we have been able to build large quantities of houses, and have begun to cover the quantitative deficit, today the great challenge is to improve the quality of the existing housing stock. At a time in which this effervescent population growth persists–particularly in the geographical regions of the Global South and in emerging economies–the question is how do we change the paradigm and start thinking about housing in relation to the quality of the urban fabric to build better cities.

Responding to this situation the Housing and Urban Development Division of the Inter-American Development Bank started a project called Housing ¿What’s Next? which looked into 100 cases that helps us thinking about housing in a more productive and holistic way. The cases and reflections are compiled in an exhibition and a book which provide a repository of detonating ideas that allow us to learn from what has been done in other contexts and to project in multiple axes how housing can still be exploited as a transformative element for the city.

The exhibition is an invitation to strategically use what we have learned to imagine new solutions and possibilities and to bring to the table a renewed agenda for the development of housing and the city of the future. All the material will be compiled in an IADB publication named Housing: ¿What´s Next? Edited by Veronica Adler and Felipe Vera and published by Lots of Architecture Publishers which will be launched in November 2018.