Symposium

MIES VAN DER ROHE – BARCELONA, 1929
LECTURES AND DEBATES ON THE PAVILION AND MIES VAN DER ROHE

On the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the reconstruction of the Barcelona Pavilion, the Fundació Mies van der Rohe has organised a symposium, presided over by Juan José Lahuerta, on the figure of Mies van der Rohe and the German Pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition. For this event, several experts on Mies van der Rohe, his work and, in particular, the Pavilion have been convened to present the results of their latest research.
The sessions will be held on October 13, 14 and 15 at the Barcelona CaixaForum and will constitute a point of encounter for discussions and knowledge exchange.

Seminar Director: Juan José Lahuerta. Doctor in Architecture. Professor of Architecture History, Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona (UPC) and Head of Collections at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya.
Coordinator: Celia Marín. Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture Theory and History and Communication Techniques at the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona (UPC).

13, 14 and 15 October. CaixaForum

Thursday 13
18:00
RECEPTION AND OPENING ADDRESS

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Fritz Neumeyer. Emeritus Professor of Architectural Theory. Technische Universität, Berlin. Author of Mies van der Rohe: The Artless Word, Reflections on Architecture. See CV

 

Friday 14
9:00
THE PAVILION IN MIES’S WORK AND IN THE WEIMAR’S GERMANY

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Dietrich Neumann. Professor of the History of Art and Architecture at Brown University, Providence. Researcher at the American Academy – Berlin in 2013: Mies van der Rohe in Context. See CV

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Spyridon Papapetros. Associate Professor of History and Theory of Architecture. Princeton University, New Jersey. Researcher at the American Academy – Berlin in 2016. See CV

15:00
THE PAVILION AT THE BARCELONA INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

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Carmen Rodríguez Pedret. Associate Professor at the Department of Theory and History of Architecture and Communication Techniques. Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona (UPC). See CV

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Laura Martínez de Guereñu. Professor and Coordinator of the programme of Lectures. iE School of Architecture, Madrid-Segovia. PhD from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Navarra and Master’s Degree in Design Studies from Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. See CV

 

Saturday 15
9:00
THE PAVILION AND THE MEDIA

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Lutz Robbers. Architectural theorist. Bauhaus Universität, Weimar. Modern Architecture in the Age of Cinema: Mies van der Rohe and the Moving Image. Doctoral Thesis presented at Princeton University, New Jersey. See CV

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Beatriz Colomina. Professor of History and Theory of Architecture, Director of the Media and Modernity programme. Princeton University, New Jersey. PhD from the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona (UPC). See CV

15:00
RECONSTRUCTIONS

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Remei Capdevila-Werning. Research Associate at Oberlin College, Ohio. Doctor in Philosophy. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. SMArchS in Architecture and Art History, Theory and Criticism. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. See CV

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Jorge Otero-Pailos. Associate Professor of Historical Preservation at the Columbia University School of Architecture, New York. Doctor in Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. See CV

CLOSURE

19:30

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Francesco Dal Co. Professor of Architecture History at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV). Editor of Casabella and director of Electa Editorial. See CV

 

At the end of each session Juan José Lahuerta will chair a round table discussion with the lecturers and special guests.

Category


Date

13, 14 and 15 October

Place

CaixaForum


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