PUBLIC LECTURE: EVA FRANCH i GILABERT
RMIT Design Hub Building 100, Corner Victoria and Swanston Street, Melbourne, Vic, 3000, Lecture Theatre, Level 3
RMIT Architecture invites you to a public lecture by EVA FRANCH i GILABERT ARCHITECTURE BEYOND BUILDINGS: CURATING, COMMISSIONING, AND CARING.
All disciplines today have the opportunity and the responsibility to articulate what we can contribute to the world we live in, and to redefine what the role of each one of us can and should be. If architecture is the discipline with the responsibility to articulate the social, political, economic and material into a collective aspiration, how do we transform our profession in front of the multiple and systemic crises?
DATE: Wednesday 16 August, 2023
TIME: 5.30-6.30PM AEST.
LOCATION: RMIT Design Hub, Building 100, Level 3, Ground Floor Lecture Theatre
Eva Franch i Gilabert is an architect, curator, and educator traversing the realms of architecture, art, politics, and pedagogy. Working in curatorial activism, alternative pedagogies and planetary practices, Franch has curated more than 30 exhibitions and commissioned works internationally while transforming the way we teach and learn architecture.
Presently, she serves as the Head of Studio at the Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design at UMPRUM in Prague and as the Director of MODEL, a new annual experimental architecture festival organized by the Barcelona City Council. Her latest curatorial project Picasso: Untitled, is on view in La Casa Encendida in Madrid till January 2024.
Franch is the former Director of the AA Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and the Storefront for Art & Architecture in New York. Franch has taught at Princeton University, Columbia University, The Cooper Union, Rice University, IUAV University of Venice, and SUNY Buffalo and lectured across the world.