JAVIER ARPA PUBLIC LECTURE – EVERYTHING IS URBANISM
RMIT Design Hub Building 100, Level 3, Lecture Theatre (100.03.001)
RMIT Architecture invites you to a free public lecture by JAVIER ARPA.
EVERYTHING IS URBANISM
The lecture will show one year of work at Domus by Professor Winy Maas and Javier Arpa. It looks over their concerns about the present and the future of design, at all scales, from the entire planet to the scale of the object.
Javier Arpa is an academic, author, curator and researcher focused on architecture and urbanism. He is the Deputy Editor of Domus magazine based in Milan, Italy. Javier is also the Research and Education Coordinator of The Why Factory, led by Professor Winy Maas. The Why Factory is a global think-tank and research institute, run by MVRDV and Delft University of Technology. In addition to these roles Javier also holds a position of Lecturer in the Landscape Architecture Department of the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, Javier taught at Harvard and Columbia universities in the USA, ENSA-Bellevile and ENSA-Versailles in France, and IE University in Spain.
He is the curator of the exhibitions Paris Habitat and Paysages Habités, both held in 2015 at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal in Paris and is the author of the monograph Paris Habitat: One Hundred Years of City, One Hundred Years of Life. In 2013, he co-organized the conference The City That Never Was in cooperation with the Architectural League of New York. At the University of Pennsylvania, he is currently conducting the research project Africa: An Atlas of Speculative Urbanization. He curated the exhibition African Speculations at the Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival in July 2017 and the Politecnico di Milano in 2019.
Javier was Editor in Chief for a+t research group, one of Europe’s leading publishers in architecture and urban design, where he co-authored the Density, Hybrids, In Common, Civilities and Strategies series.
DATE: THURSDAY 24 OCTOBER, 2019
TIME: 6-7PM. Please arrive at 5.45pm
LOCATION: RMIT DESIGN HUB
BLDG 100, Level 03, Room 1, Lecture Theatre
Corner Victoria and Swanston St, Melbourne
Link for poster: https://bit.ly/2q1c7DJ