Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Tonight at Instituto Cervantes: Columbia: Transformed exhibition opens with lecture by Daniel Escobar and Fernando Villa

At 6:30 p.m., tonight, April 3rd, at the Instituto Cervantes, 31 West Ohio, David Escobar, current Planning Department Commission of the City of Medellin, Colombia and architect Fernando Villa will lecture at tonight's opening reception, beginning at 6:00 p.m. for, Colombia:Transformed/ Architecture=Politics . . .

. . . the American premiere of this groundbreaking architecture exhibition. This exhibit traces ten recently built social projects by five leading voices in contemporary Colombian architecture: Daniel Bonilla and Giancarlo Mazzanti from Bogota, and Felipe Mesa, Juan Manuel Pelaez, and Felipe Uribe from Medellín. These visionary and socially conscious works: daycare centers, kindergartens, schools, a sport complex, and a library - mostly winners of architectural competitions, which have become the norm for building public projects in Colombia– reflect significant social shifts that are taking place in Latin America today. They demonstrate ideas of social inclusion as well as innovative architectural forms and spaces, which have been steadily transforming Colombian cities and the nation. 
 Pre-event registration is closed, but I'm thinking you should be able to get in.  The exhibition runs through May 27th.  There will be a second lecture with Giancarlo Mazzanti, introduced by Vladamir Belogolovsky on April 16th at 6:00 p.m.

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