“Architects create places, not spaces.” In the second annual lecture series presented by the School of Architecture at Portland State University, six internationally renowned leaders from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, art, planning and anthropology will tackle this once-controversial idea. The series spans the 2012-2013 academic year, with presentations by Dan Wood, Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey, Kevin Daly, Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, Tim Ingold and Julie Bargmann. Each of these speakers will discuss the ways in which the active processes of siting, locating, positioning and placing things and people in the world are conceived and embodied in their work.
Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano will speak as part of the "Placing" lecture series on Friday, March 1. Based in Madrid and Berlin, Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos is known for projects that marry a contemporary architectural language with traditional settings and historic structures. Their work includes the Madinat al Zahra Museum in Córdoba—recipient of a 2010 Aga Kahn Award—and extensions to the Joanneum Museum in Graz, San Telmo Museum in San Sebastian and Moritzburg Museum in Halle. In addition to practicing architecture, they teach at the European University of Madrid and at the Universität der Künste of Berlin.
Shattuck Hall Annex
SW Broadway & Hall Street
Free and open to the public.