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Martha Thorne on Francis Kéré: “He Gives a Powerful Message about the Expanding Role of Architecture”

March 30, 2022 Nicolás Valencia 0

Pritzker Prize 2022 Laureate Francis Kéré is known for “empowering and transforming communities through the process of architecture”, as the jury stated in its citation. In this recently published video, Martha Thorne, Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design and former executive director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, shares some of the reasons why Francis Kéré has won the Pritzker Prize 2022.

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Ricardo Bofill Passes Away at 82

January 14, 2022 Nicolás Valencia 0

Ricardo Bofill, the Spanish architect founder of Taller de Arquitectura (RBTA), designer of the iconic Walden 7 and more than 1,000 projects in forty countries, has passed away at 82 in Barcelona on Friday, January 14, as officially announced by his own firm through a statement.

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Forensic Architecture’s Samaneh Moafi on Tear Gas Use in Chile: “Toxic Gas Is Not Only Colonizing the Public Space of Our Cities”

October 18, 2021 Nicolás Valencia 0

On October 18, 2019, a 4-cent increase on Santiago’s Metro fare caused an uproar on the streets of the Chilean capital. The citizens’ anger escalated quickly, leading to demands of immediate structural changes in the Chilean economic and social system. Alongside the people’s call for change, daily clashes between protesters and the police led to excessive use of tear gas by the latter across the country.