From Beds to Sidewalks
Date: Wednesday 10 July 2019
Venue: AA Lecture Hall
Fernanda Canales holds a PhD from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, Spain, and an MA from the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Barcelona. Her work has been distinguished with several international awards, such as the Emerging Voices Award from The Architectural League of New York in 2018. She was finalist of the Dorfsman Award by the Royal Academy of Arts in London, and is author of the books Shared Strutures, Private Space (Actar 2019), Vivienda Colectiva en México (Gustavo Gili, 2017), and Architecture in Mexico 1900-2010 (Arquine, 2013). Her work has been widely exhibited, among other venues, at the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, The Gallatin Gallery in New York and the Venice Biennale.
Fernanda Canales will show her most recent work, specifically focusing in housing projects built in Mexico. She will speak about broader dwelling issues dealing with identity, urban development, migration, temporality, and production. Her selected projects propose different ways to imagine how to revoke the oppositions between living and working, the urban and the rural, and the individual and the collective.
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