The integration of nature in today's urban environments brings new challenges to architects and landscapers. French architect Stephanie Chaltiel works with innovative techniques and natural materials that meet sustainability criteria. She began her career in Mexico and French Guyana building houses by hand with local inhabitants. After working for Bernard Tschumi in New York, OMA and Zaha Hadid, she founded her own studio MuDD Architects. Her award-winning projects combine cutting-edge technology and raw materials and have been presented and exhibited worldwide. She will speak with Martha Thorne, Dean of IE School of Architecture and Director of the Pritzker Prize, about her vision of architecture and one of her latest projects on vertical gardens (in collaboration with Svenja Keune and gardeners of “un jardin sur le toit”) which integrate fabrics in three dimensions.
Photography projects: MuDD Architects, Svenja Keune & Un jardin sur le toit
Photography of Marta Thorne: © IE University
In February Maribel López became the Managing Director of ARCO, one of the most important contemporary art fairs in the world. However, this art historian and curator of exhibitions was no stranger to the festival with which she has been associated since 2102 as marketing director and programme curator. Her career has always been linked to galleries, having run her own art centre in Berlin. She also participated in the Estrany-de la Mota project in Barcelona and worked alongside the curating teams of Creatures and The Office.
Caniche Editorial specialises in publishing artist’s books and the production of “assaults”—disrupting solutions that shatter through conventional circuits, thus enabling contemporary art initiatives from writing to plastic arts, including architecture, photography, installations and performances. The directors Carlos Copertone and Patxi Eguiluz join the conversation.
In case of rain, the event will take place at the same time inside the Torreón de Lozoya.
Photographs of Maribel López and Caniche Editorial: courtesy of Around Art
Coorganised with Around Art. With the collaboration of Arco, Caniche Editorial and Caja Segovia Foundation