Presentation of the publication “Beautiful Failures” by Stella Rahola y Roger Paez - Fundació Mies van der Rohe

Presentation of the publication “Beautiful Failures” by Stella Rahola y Roger Paez

Beautiful Failures transformed the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion by reflecting on vulnerability through glass and travertine. The proposal of the students of the Master in Ephemeral Architecture and Temporary Spaces (MEATS) of Elisava, led by Stella Rahola Matutes and Roger Paez, is now also a publication that collects the approach of the exercise, the process of the work and the final intervention, as well as the compilation of the research work developed over two years.

We invite you to come to the Pavilion for the presentation of the Beautiful Failures catalogue on Monday 12 September at 19h, to get to know this new publication first-hand, which joins the collection of catalogues of artistic interventions that give meaning to the Pavilion as a platform that integrates architectural research and the arts, and which links the academic world, artistic production and architectural culture.

Presented by Anna Ramos, director of the Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Alex Susanna, art director of the Fundació Vila Casas and Javier Peña, general director of Elisava, we will be able to listen to the contributions of the authors (students and professors) and the publication’s designer Valentina Pulian about the catalogue and about the piece of art resulting from this intervention that we are incorporating into the Fundació Mies van der Rohe Collection.

We hope you enjoy the conversation, as well as this magnificent publication that invites you to reflect on the power of images that reveal a fragile and forceful reality. You’ll love it!

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12-9-2022, 19:00h

Organised with


With the special colllaboration of
Fundació Vila Casas

Simon, Knoll, USM

With the support of
Ministerio de Transportes, Movilidad y Agenda Urbana


Mies van de Rohe Pavilion


Book Available at

15-04-2021 < 18-04-2021
Artistic intervention at the Pavilion


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