Presentation of the publication: “La Ciudad teatro. El lugar de la escena y otros lugares”, by Andrés Garcés

The Pavilion that Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich erected in Barcelona in 1929 has been interpreted as a stage of representation and related to classical architecture.

The presentation of the book by Andrés Garcés takes us into an analysis of architecture as a socio-physical reality that goes far beyond the typological analyzes of theatres, or churches, so common. It seeks, thus, the articulation between education, architecture and social and political life, a proposal long ago by Aristotle, by equating in its ethics the social and political legislation of the city, with education and with architecture at the service of democracy. It is therefore not strange that his work is based on ancient Classical Greece, contemporary of this great philosopher, one of the founders of the Western humanistic civilization. From Greece to the Open City of Ritoque in Valparaíso, one of the most prestigious architecture schools in the world today, Andrés Garcés discovers one of the fundamental “nerves” of human architecture that he analyzes, from a generation of non-linear knowledge, the poetic ability to project and design by architects.



28-5-2019, 19:00h

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Mies van der Rohe Pavilion