Round table of presentation of the European project Artists in Architecture. Re-activating Modern European Houses. This project, through a series of interventions and artistic residences in single-family houses, aims to contribute to the re-valorization of this fragile architectural heritage. In the case of Barcelona, the residence will take place in the Casa Vilaró (1928-30) by the architect Sixte Illescas (1903-1986), a guest space of the Barcelona Architecture Week 2019.
Participatants in the debate Heritage at risk: single-family houses of the modern movement in Europe:
Elena Belart, architect and Head of the Architectural Heritage Service of the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage of the Generalitat of Catalonia
Marco Aurelio Santos, architect and services director of Urban Architecture and Heritage of the Deputy Management of Urbanism of the Barcelona City Council
Aurelio Mora, architect, co-founder of the Amoore studio, “Archives of Architecture of Catalonia” and the project “Between aggression and oblivion” and co-director of the Digital Archive of the COAC
Marc Arnal, architect, tenured professor and academic director of the Salle – Ramon Llull University and author of the thesis “The art of living, houses by artists in Cadaqués, Concrete art as a generator of architecture, Peter Harnden and Lanfranco Bombelli”
Ariadna Perich, architect and coordinator of the “Artists in Architecture” project from the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, which will act as moderator.
The project “Artists in Architecture, Re-activating Modern European Houses” is an initiative promoted by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, together with Bozar and UNINA that aims to promote collaboration between artists, architects, students, professionals in the field of heritage and public in general and at the same time open an intergenerational and interdisciplinary dialogue that helps define a contemporary vision and the future approach of conservation, restoration and reuse of a heritage as delicate and at risk as the single-family home.
Through a series of artists’ residences organized in a selection of six unique houses located in Tervuren and Uccle (Belgium), Praiano and Pompeii (Italy), Bucharest (Romania) and Barcelona, the project aims to stimulate reflection and debate about the great heritage value, tangible and intangible, of much of the European modern domestic architecture, which has been built by the most avant-garde architects of its time or inhabited by protagonists of Europe’s intellectual effervescence at various moments in its history .
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