lecture:Cruz Garcia / Nathalie Frankowski

Past Event

  • This event occured on
    Thursday, January 23, 2019

Cruz Garcia and Nathalie Frankowski co-founded WAI Architecture Think Tank in Brussels at the beginning of the 2008 financial crisis. Following seven years of practice in Beijing, where they co-founded the alternative art space Intelligentsia Gallery, they are former Visiting Teaching Fellows at The School of Architecture at Taliesin and current Hyde Chairs of Excellence in Architecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Through architectural projects, experimental publishing, pedagogical experiments and curatorial programs Garcia and Frankowski question the critical, political, social, environmental, historical and ideological imperatives of architecture in an era of pressing challenges.

Working across many different formats and mediums, their recent publications include the English and Chinese editions of Pure Hardcore Icons: A Manifesto on Pure Form in Architecture and their upcoming book Narrative Architecture: A Kynical Manifesto; and recent exhibitions include the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial as well as shows at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon.

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