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XII International Architecture Biennale of SĂŁo Paulo

Everyday

Ciro Miguel / Vanessa Grossman / Charlotte Malterre-Barthes


Summary of the Curatorial Proposal

Today, after decades of questioning architecture’s capacity to fulfill its social mandate and resist the political, economic, and environmental aporias that have historically conditioned it in spite of the architect’s will, the fear that the discipline will disappear as a human activity, supplanted by new technologies of automation, adds to this generalized sense of powerlessness. A new ethic and aesthetic of humbleness, where the vulnerability of architecture in view of inevitable global changes is taken at face value, is widespread. Architects are turning towards the most basic questions about architecture, its techniques and its very origins. More than fifteen years after Rem Koolhaas’ “Junkspace” manifesto, there is a continuous move towards the ordinary, the mundane, the quotidian, through a diffuse notion of how the most trivial level of reality — the so-called “everyday” — can contribute to the manufacture of architecture and urbanism even more so than the other way around. Over the last decade, contemporary theories of the everyday have begun to impregnate architecture’s realms of practice and theory. The curatorial proposal Everyday, argues the “everyday” as the privileged platform upon which we can scrutinize how architecture strives to persist as a human specialized activity in the 21st century.


Curatorial Proposal

Today, after decades of questioning architecture’s capacity to fulfill its social mandate and resist the political, economical, and environmental aporias that have historically conditioned it in spite of the architect’s will, the fear that the discipline will disappear as a human activity, supplanted by the new technologies of automation, came to add to this generalized sense of powerlessness — or lack of “agency,” a term that is more and more into vogue. A new ethic and aesthetic of humbleness, where the vulnerability of architecture in view of inevitable global changes is taken at face value, is widespread. Architects are turning towards the most basic questions about architecture, its techniques, and its very origins or “Fundamentals,” not in order to succumb to more-than-ever challenging processes — from the commodification and homogenization of life to the social stratification and alienation related to globalization and the digital and scientific revolutions — but rather to vindicate their part within them. More than fifteen years after Rem Koolhaas’ “Junkspace” manifesto, there is a continuous move towards the banal, the ordinary, the mundane, the quotidian, through a diffuse notion of how the most trivial level of reality — the socalled “everyday”— can contribute to the manufacture of architecture and urbanism even more so than the other way around. Over the last decade, contemporary theories of the everyday have begun to impregnate architecture’s realms of practice and theory. “Robot Doctors, Online Lawyers, and Automated Architects” was the title of a 2014 British newspaper article inquiring about the “future of professions” worldwide on a near horizon where such jobs could be lost to new softwares and non-human techniques. Advances in technology have long been recognized as a menace to manual labor. Now highly-skilled, knowledge-based, white-collar activities such as architecture are considered to be in the process of becoming obsolete in view of what some call the “fourth industrial revolution” taking place: artificial intelligence, digital environments, image mediation and the “Internet of Things”, neuroscience and neo-biology are ceaselessly advancing and metamorphosing the “everyday” of things and beings in both cities and the countryside. Such prophetic inquiries suggest that a few of these human activities will entirely disappear, while others will persist but will, inevitably, have to be redefined. On the one hand, the fear of what a design that is fully automated and rationalized by a computer programs would be could justify that the fate of architecture is securely among the latter. On the other hand, even architects themselves have already assimilated the idea that a building that is designed by professionals does not necessarily means it is better, which has been consolidated since Bernard Rudofsky’s 1964 immortalized eulogy of “architecture without architects.” Indeed, various architectural tasks not only taking place in the construction site but inside the architect’s workspace can already be fully computerized.


Architecture, which itself can be described as a technology, is fuelled by inequality. It is true that today’s technological revolution do not happen the same way everywhere. Yet this imbalanced phenomenon still contributes worldwide to a generalized acceptance that the influence of architects has been reduced, and their new scope is yet to be reweighed. With the title Everyday, the XII International Architecture Biennale of São Paulo argues the “everyday” as the privileged platform upon which we can observe how architecture strives to persist as a human specialized activity in the 21st century. From Karl Marx to the historical avant-gardes of the first half of the previous century, followed by Guy Debord and the Situationists, and by thinkers interested in space such as Henri Lefebvre and Milton Santos, the concept of “everyday” has been theoretically reinvested in view of capitalist developments leading to processes which reach a peak today. According to Lefebvre the “everyday” is the “supreme court” where “wisdom, knowledge and power are brought to judgement.” More than ever Lefebvre’s critique of the “everyday” as the intersection both of “power and helplessness,” the crossroads of the sectors man control and the sectors man does not control, and ultimately the “substratum” that fills what he calls the “technical vacuum” which “superior activities leave between one another,” gains momentum among contemporary practices and theories of architecture. To reimagine the new grounds of architecture operating in the “vacuum,” or in-between the frictions of such dialectical poles, architects begun exploring the interstices of domestic interiors and infrastructures; inquiring about food and the prospects of other commodities or daily resources like water and electricity; investing the human body, daily rituals, activities and social networks; prompting the most ordinary industrial ready-mades and vernacular materials, all in view of uncontrolled processes of circulation, distribution, and production. In inquiring about the concept of “everyday” in today’s architecture, the outcomes projected through its exploration, and even the politics forged through it, the Biennale will seek to investigate its expanded contemporary notions, as a new field of prospection, both as representation and action. In spite of São Paulo’s distance from what are often seen as the dominant centres where the new technologies of automation and other “fourth industrial revolution” trends are being defined, the city is a fecund venue for the mapping of a new cultural topography of contemporary practices and theories of the everyday in architecture. The everyday has involuntarily been the matter, scale, and scope of action and prospection for architects and urban planners, for whom the sense of powerlessness has been a veritable condition. Both already-established and emerging local actors are already operating in the “technical vacuum” of the everyday for a long time, as a consequence of Brazil’s weak institutional environments and public policies, highly concentrated ownership structures, and the very deregulation and instability of the profession. Everyday aims to trigger a sharp and workable interface between prevailing global practices and debates in architecture considering the specific nature and idiosyncrasies of São Paulo by heralding collaborations, through various forms of events and debates, between international and local figures, both protagonists and emerging, local and international practioners and theoreticians. Today’s highly revered oeuvre of Italian-born Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi and Brazilian-born architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, who made the “everyday” in São Paulo and in other Brazilian cities the leitmotif of their legacy, is a remarkable illustration of this tendency. Their


work was and has been envisioned to promote, from different strategies, progress through the everyday, operating in the vacuum spheres of the political, economical, social, and cultural-symbolic. Central Program The Curatorial Team proposes two complementary core exhibitions bringing a transgenerational and interdisciplinary network of professionals together. Organized through an “International Open Call,” they will offer an opportunity to appraise architectural projects and experiments from around the globe that are reimagining how the everyday shape the world around us. Everyday-ness will be dedicated to the architectures involved in the contemporary reconfiguration of the everyday through various representational media and scales. Everyday-ing will showcase the interventions intended for specific sites worldwide that epitomize the contemporary metamorphosis of the everyday. Everyday-ness The first core exhibition will present speculative works on the everyday. The Open Call will be directed to architects, architectural students and other professionals. This exhibition will conjecture the architectural discussion of the everyday at a selection of mediums: video, photograph, models, installations, mapping, performance, virtual reality, etc. Everyday-ing This second core exhibition will showcase a selection of projects — buildings and masterplans — that discuss the materialization of the everyday in design and revealing the forms they take can inform the practice of architecture. The projects will range in scale, from the design of livable spaces to understanding of social conditions. The exhibition will display drawings, models and videos. Lecture Series: Everyday Talks The event will gather architects and other thinkers of the everyday (sociologists, anthropologists, artists, planners, art and architecture critics, politicians et al) to discuss specific topics presented at the Biennale. Possible special guests: Paola Berenstein Jaques, Al Borde, Bruther, Wellington Cançado, Alexandre Delijaicov, Tom Emerson, Frida Escobedo, Kersten Geers, Nabil Hamd, Andrés Jaque, Anne Lacaton, Kosmos Architects, Nabil Hamd, Denise ScottBrown, Łukasz Stanek, Martino Tattara, Mierle Ukeles, Jan De Vylder. Debate Round tables will group a selection of participants from both exhibitions Everyday: Representations and Everyday: Interventions to present and discuss their work. Both the Lecture series and Debate will be broadcasted and published online.


Auxiliary Program Workshops The Everyday Monuments in São Paulo The goal is to propose an atlas — a collection of drawings, collages and photographs — that critically address and frame the topic of the everyday across São Paulo. From crowds gathering to individual experiences, the observation of everyday monuments (buildings, infrastructure, open spaces) will allow a critical assessment on the collective use of space, the success or failure of architectural solutions, and of maintenance as a key element to everyday spaces. This atlas would then be published on the XII BIA website. Duration: 1 week Open to architects, students and general public. The Everyday at Architecture Schools What is the “everyday” for architecture students today? Students will discuss, through various media, how everyday is approached at architecture schools. Questions about pedagogy, research, teaching spaces, and interdisciplinarity will be raised. The final products will be published on the XII BIA website. Duration: 3 days. Open to architects, architectural students. The Everyday at Work Workshop to discuss how daily life is approached by architectural practices in São Paulo. What are the working methods and challenges to deal with the topic? How does daily life materialize in architectural and urban proposals? There will be guided tours to various offices and other relevant practices in the city.The visits will be recorded on video and published on the XII BIA website. Duration: 1 day for each office. Open to architects, students and general public.


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The curatorial team is be composed by Ciro Miguel (main responsible), Vanessa Grossman, Charlotte Malterre-Barthes and a support assistant. The curatorial team will coordinate the work of four main teams: exhibition design, graphic design, media, construction and maintenance. This is a key function in order to keep track of the available budget. The team will also be in charge of the lectures and workshops’ organization. Exhibition design team will be responsible for the architectural project of the main exhibition following the coordinates of the curatorial team. Graphic Design team will develop the graphic identity of the Biennale in both digital and printed platforms. Media/Content team will be responsible to circulate Biennale content (articles, open calls, lectures and workshops) in different media. They will also be responsible for pictures, social media updates, streaming and a digital publication. Construction and Maintenance team will be responsible for the assembly and deassembly of the exhibition, transport of materials and maintenance throughout the Biennale’s duration.


Disclosure and communication plan The Biennale events [Open call, Opening, Lectures, Workshops] will be announced through different platforms: website, social media and printed media. It should be directed to architects, urbanists, artists, academics, students and the general public. The curatorial team would like to concentrate the events in few locations in order to avoid the dispersion of previous Biennales. The debates and workshops will be streamed live on social media and on XII BIA website. The catalogue with Biennale’s processes and events will be published online.


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Team members Curriculum Ciro Miguel FAU USP / M.Arch II GSAPP Design assistant and researcher, ETH Zürich ciromiguel@arch.ethz.ch + 41 787 45 6767

Academic 2014 _ 2016

Assistant Professor and Researcher Chair of Architecture and Design, Prof. Dr. Marc M. Angélil Institute of Urban Design, Architecture Department, ETH Zürich

2013 _ 2014

Assistant Professor Chair of Architecture and Design, Prof. Dr. Angelo Bucci Architecture Department, ETH Zürich

2008

Advanced Architectural Design M.Arch II post-professional degree GSAPP – Columbia University, New York, USA

2004

Arquiteto e Urbanista FAU USP - Universidade de São Paulo

Professional 2013

Founder of Studio Miniatura São Paulo

2010 _ 2013 Partner Architect SPBR arquitetos / Angelo Bucci, São Paulo 2008_ 2010 Architect Bernard Tschumi Architects, New York City 2004 _ 2007

Architect SPBR arquitetos / Angelo Bucci, São Paulo

Exhibitions / Workshops / Lectures 2018

São Paulo Stadtarchitektur and The Section Lectures at Technical University in Istanbul. 16 - 19.04.2018

2017 São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro Stadtarchitektur XI Bienal Internacional de São Paulo Biblioteca Mário de Andrade, São Paulo, Brazil. 04.11.2017 2017

Copan / Pamphlj Exhibition design and lecture. Brazilian Embassy / Palazzo Pamphilj. 11.09.2017

2017

Workshop “Winter Letten: Public Spaces in Winter” Master of Advanced Studies at ETH-Zürich. 02.05.2018

2016

30 Architects Project Selected “1 KM Building” Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris. 14.12- 15.01.2017


2016 Common Places: “Urban Playgrounds for Amadora’ Project Dream Devices. Exhibition by Plan Común - Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2016. 5.10 – 12.12 2016 2016 A New MAM for São Paulo / SPBR arquitetos Project selected for the exhibition “Reporting from the Front” Venice Biennale 2016 2016 Workshop “Infrastructure for imagination / Architecture and Engineering”. Summer studio with Angelo Bucci Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP) 2016

25 Architects 5 absent Exhibition at Art Cade Gallery - Marseille. 10.03 - 14.04 2016

2016

Workshop Critical Thinking: The Section ETH Zürich - M.A.S. Desire – Duty – Divergence / Marc Angelil Chair February 2 - 8 2016

2015

Exhibition Supreme Achievement Workshop and Exhibition curated by Maria S. Giudici and Davide Sacconi. CAMPO - Rome 2015

2015

Workshop MINIATURA Collaboration with prof. Fabio Alessandro Fusco / Politécnico di Milano - Piacenza. January 26, 29 - 30, 2015

2014

Collaborator of Office U.S. for the Venice Biennale

2014

Exhibition Cidade Gráfica Projects Selected. Curated by Celso Longo, Daniel Trench and Elaine Ramos November 20 to January 4, 2014

2014

From the Earth to the Moon: Imaginary Architecture and Landscapes on Paper. Project Selected.Studio Stefania Miscetti - Curated by Emilia Giorgi + Simona Galateo. Rome, Italy. May 8 to September

2013

Exhibition MINIATURA Curator and artist. Studio-X Rio de Janeiro - Columbia University - GSAPP Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. March 5 to April 22

Exhibition ~AR~QUI~PE~LA~GO Galeria .Aurora. São Paulo, Brazil. August 31 to October 19 Impossible Landscapes X Bienal Internacional de Arquitetura. Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil 2008 ACTIONS What you can do for the city Canadian Centre of Architecture. Researcher CCA Montreal, Canada Fall 2008 2008 UTOPIA’S GHOST Post Modernism Revisited Columbia University in conjunction with the Canadian Centre of Architecture. Curatorial team member CCA Montreal, Canada. February 28 - May 25 Published projects / texts / images 2018

Closed Masp. Collage published on the Catalogue Walls of Air. Brazilian Pavillion at the Venice Biennale

2017

Kalkbreite. Assemble Papers n.8 Melbourne, Australia. 08.10.2017


2017 Project Issue Six A New MAM, collaboration with SPBR arquitetos Spring, 2017 2017

Interview on ARCHITEKTURPÄDAGOGIKEN Herausgegeben von Heike Biechteler und Johannes Käferstein Hochschule Luzern – Technik & Architektur, Institut für Architektur

2017 A+T 48 Complex Buildings. Generators, Linkers, Mixers & Storytellers. Project with UTT, Escola de Música e Dança em Paraisópolis. Publisher A+t Architecture Publishers 2017

Two Houses. Introduction text Publication by University of Siegen

2014

A swimming pool in São Paulo Project with SPBR arquitetos. ga houses / japan n 135 / 2014

2014 Quando o vão não é mais livre. Collage in “Vão Livre” PLOT n.17. Buenos Aires, Argentina 2014 Impossible Landscapes Collages in AMC Magazine. Paris, France 2013

Ein Refugium in der Innenstadt in Architese Magazine, Switzerland


Vanessa Grossman FAU USP / Phd Princeton University Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies at ETH Zürich vgrossman@gmail.com

Education April 2018

Princeton University School of Architecture, Princeton, NJ PhD in the History and Theory of Architecture Dissertation: “A Concrete Alliance: Modernism, Communism, and the Design of Urban France, 1958–1981” (Advisors: Lucia Allais and Jean-Louis Cohen)

2013

Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, Paris One-Year Doctoral Exchange Program with Princeton University

2012

École Normale Supérieure, Paris One-Year Doctoral Exchange Program with Princeton University

2008

Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University Department of Art History and Archaeology, Paris Research Master 2 in History of Architecture Thesis: “Post-modernisme et pensée de 68: la généalogie d’une approche contextualiste en architecture”(Advisor: Claude Massu)

2007 Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University Department of Art History and Archaeology, Paris Research Master 1 in History of Architecture Thesis: “L’Internationale situationniste revisitée par les architectes et urbanistes” (Advisor: Claude Massu) 2006

University of São Paulo School of Architecture and Urban Planning, São Paulo Professional Diploma in Architecture and Urban Planning

2003 Delft University of Technology Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft Semester abroad, Master of Science in Architecture and Modernity: Public Building Teaching and Research 2018/19

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH), Zürich

2018 Lecturer, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON Concrete Designs in Global History (Upper-Level History Seminar for Graduate Students) 2017

Lecturer, University of Miami School of Architecture, Miami, FL Courses: Postwar Affordable Housing Architecture in the West, Concrete Designs in History (Upper-Level History Seminars for Undergraduate and Graduate Students)

2013

Lecturer, National School of Architecture of Versailles, Versailles Course: Théories et Pratiques de la Conception Architecturale Urbaine: Scénarios pour Villes en Décroissance (Upper-Level Graduate Design Studio taught with Prof. Richard Scoffier; projects in Bourges, France and Nan, Thailand)


2011/12 Assistant-in-Instruction, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ Courses: Architecture and the Visual Arts (Undergraduate Lecture, Prof. Spyros Papapetros); Advanced Topics in Modern Architecture: The Historical Avant-garde (Graduate History Seminar, Prof. Jean-Louis Cohen; fund-raiser and organizer of a study trip to Moscow and Saint Petersburg) 2010

Research Assistant, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ Course: Modernist Dilemmas: Brasilia and Chandigarh (Graduate History Seminar, Prof. Beatriz Colomina and Prof. Esther da Costa Meyer; co-organizer of a study trip to Chandigarh with PhD Candidate Federica Vannucchi)

2008

Lecturer, National School of Architecture of Versailles, Versailles Course: Dispositifs & Stratégies de Projet (Upper-Level Graduate Design Studio taught with Prof. Richard Scoffier; organizer of a study trip to São Paulo)

Books AUA, une architecture de l’engagement, 1960–1985, co-edited with Jean-Louis Cohen (Paris: Éditions Dominique Carré/Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, 2015). La modernité, promesse ou menace? France, 101 bâtiments, 1914–2014/Modernity: promise or menace? France, 101 buildings, 1914–2014, co-edited with Jean-Louis Cohen (Paris: Éditions Dominique Carré/Institut français, 2014). Le PCF a changé! Niemeyer et le siège du Parti communiste (1966–1981) (Paris: Éditions B2, 2013). A arquitetura e o urbanismo revisitados pela Internacional situacionista (São Paulo: Annablume/Fapesp, 2006). Artigos “Lina Bo Bardi.” in Aleksandra Kędziorek, “Radykalne Nauczanie,” Autoportret quarterly, no. 1[60] (2018): 22. “Patrick Bouchain: construire avec le politique,” AMC, no. 225 (November 2016): 10-13. “Le siège du PCF. La liberté formelle d’un manifeste politique,” AMC, no. 221 (February 2013): 77-87. “Französischer Kontextualismus,” Archithese. International Thematic Review for Architecture, no. 5 “Paris” (2012): 76-81. “Chrysalis’s Pneudome, a Bubble-Pad-Survival-Kit, or London Meets L.A.,” Volume, no. 33 “Interiors” (October 2012): 26-29. Introduction to and translation of João Batista Vilanova Artigas, “Le Corbusier and Imperialism (1951),” Pidgin, no. 10 (2011): 138-151. “Leisure in Lina Bo Bardi’s Architecture.” In “Leisure,” edited by Beatriz Colomina, The New City Reader, a Newspaper of Public Space (New York: New Museum, 2011). Exhibition and other experiences 2015/16 Associate Curator Une architecture de l’engagement: L’AUA (1960–1985) with Jean- Louis Cohen, Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, Paris 2014

Contributor, Radical Pedagogies (exhibition curated by Princeton research team) Monditalia section of the 14th Venice International Architecture Biennale, Venice


2013/14 Assistant Curator La modernité, promesse ou menace? Modernity: promise or menace?, with Jean-Louis Cohen, the French Pavilion for the 14th Venice International Architecture Biennale, Venice 2013

Contributor, Miniatura (exhibition curated by Bruna Canepa and Ciro Miguel), Studio-X Rio, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Rio de Janeiro

2012/16

Contributor, Playboy Architecture, 1953–1979 (exhibition curated by Princeton research team), Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL (2016), Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt (2014), NAiM/Bureau Europa, Maastricht (2012/13)

2010/11

Co-organizer of symposium Teaching Architecture, Practicing Pedagogy, Princeton University School of Architecture, Princeton, NJ

2007/8 Assistant to Editor L’Architecture d’aujourd’hui, Éditions Jean-Michel Place, Paris 2007 Contributor, Instant Urbanism. Tracing the Theories of the Situationists in Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism (exhibition curated by Francesca Ferguson), Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel 2003 Associate Curator 50 anos de Edif, exhibition at the 5th São Paulo International Architecture Biennial, São Paulo Fellowship, Grants, Awards 2018/19

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture, ETH Zürich

2018/19

The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (finalist)

2017/18

Emerging Curator Program (finalist), Canadian Center for Architecture, Montreal Exhibition Project: Niemeyer’s CPHQ: Time Within Party Curtain Walls

2015

Carter Manny Award for Doctoral Dissertation Writing, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts

2013/14 2013

Doctoral Exchange Fellowship, Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, Paris Chateaubriand Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences, Embassy of France in the United States

2011

Collection Research Grant, Canadian Center for Architecture, Montreal

2011/12

Howard Crosby Butler Travel Fellowship, Princeton University

2010

Joseph Sanford Shanley ‘17 Prize in Architecture, Princeton University

2009/10

Sherley W. Morgan Class of 1913 Fellowship, Princeton University

2009/10

Lassen Fellowship in Latin American Studies, Princeton University

2009/14

Graduate School Fellowship, Princeton University

2006/8

Île-de-France Master Scholarship, Île-de-France Region

2007 8th Young Architects Award, Category: Critical Essays, Institute of Architects of Brazil, São Paulo Book: A arquitetura e o urbanismo revisitados pela Internacional situacionista (2006)


Charlotte Malterre-Barthes DPLG / MAS ETH Zürich / PhD ETH Zürich Director of Studies MAS Urban Design, ETH Zürich Principal, OMNIBUS Urban Research Laboratory malterre@arch.ethz.ch + 41 (0) 77 42 02 772

Education 2012-2018 ETH Zürich, Switzerland PhD in the History and Theory of Architecture Dissertation: “ Food Terriories. The Political Economy of Food Systems and its Impact on the Built Environment, Case Study Egypt. Advisors: Prof. Dr. Marc Angelil (ETHZ), Prof. Dr. Basil Kamel (American University in Cairo), Dr. Cary Siress (ETHZ/ Nanjing University) 2008 2004 2000- 2002 1999 1995

Master of Advanced Studies in Urban Design, ETH Zürich Master in Architecture, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture, Marseille DPLG magna cum laude Exchange TU Wien Bachelor of Architecture, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture, Marseille Baccalaureate Literature-Philosophy Majors

Academic Experience 2014-2018

Director of Studies Master of Advanced Studies in Urban Design Chair of Architecture and Design, Prof. Dr. Marc M. Angélil Institute of Urban Design, Architecture Department, ETH Zürich

2012-2013

Scientific Researcher Module Territorial Organisation, Prof. Dr. Marc M. Angélil Future Cities Laboratory, Singapore

2011-2012

Research and Teaching Assistant Chair of Architecture and Design, Prof. Dr. Marc M. Angélil Institute of Urban Design, Architecture Department, ETH Zürich Professional Experience

2009-…

Founding Partner with Noboru Kawagishi of OMNIBUS Urban Research Laboratory

2008-2011 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2001

Project Manager, Architecture and Urban Planning, OOS AG, Zürich Project Architect, Dipol Landschaftsarchitekten, Zürich Project Architect, Weber + Hofer AG Architekten, Zürich Project Architect, Balkrishna Doshi- Sangath, Ahmedabad Project Architect, RCT Architectes, Marseille Junior Architect, Coop-Himmelb(l)au, Vienna Junior Architect, AREP/Agence des gares, SNCF, Paris

Exhibitions 2017(-2020) Radical Cairo at the semi-permanent exhibition Connectivités, MUCEM, Marseille Perfected Informality, Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale, Cairo Ard-el-Lewa Homes: Designs by Young Architects, Artellewa, Cairo 2016

Radical Cairo. From agrarian land to new urban forms, Bi-City Biennale, Shenzhen


The Architecture of Informal Housing, Egyptian Pavilion, XVI Arch.Biennale, Venice

Advanced Informality, Arc-en-Rêve Constellation.s exhibition, Bordeaux

2015

Erasing Singapore: The Extermination of Space and Memory, Aging Dragons, Seoul. City Hall, Beyond Big Plans Conference

Livros 2017

Cairo Desert Cities. with Marc Angélil (Berlin: Ruby Press)

2016

Housing Cairo- The Informal Response. with Marc Angélil (Berlin: Ruby Press)

2013

The School, the Book, the Town. with Marc Angélil, Cary Siress (Berlin: Ruby Press)

Articles 2016

“Housing Cairo: From small-scale informal housing construction to semi- professional speculative urban schemes.” Conference Paper: No Cost Housing Conference, hosted by the ETH Wohnforum—ETH CASE and the Hub on Informal Urbanism of UNI (UN-Habitat’s Partnership with Universities Worldwide), ETH Zürich

2016 “The Toshka Project. Colossal Water Infrastructures, Biopolitics and Territory in Egypt.” In: Designing the Rural- Architectural Design AD, Volume 86, Issue 4, July/August 2016, Pages 98–105, Bognor Regis: Wiley Publishers 2014 “Urban informal growth versus agrarian land: Investigating the built environment at Cairo’s periphery & rethinking the response of design professionals.” Conference Paper: UN-Habitat Regional Conference ARCHCAIRO 2014: Responsive Urbanism in Informal Areas, Towards a Regional Agenda for Habitat III, Cairo, Egypt 2018

“Prostitution, migration, urban space- case study Zürich.” In: TRANS. Zürich: Camenzind. with Schaad, Gabrielle and Genini, Valentina (OMNIBUS)

2017

“Biopolitics on the Nile” In: Infrastructure Space, Eds. Ruby, Ilka and Andreas. Berlin: Ruby Press

2016

“Une ruralité en recul: concurrence territoriale entre espaces urbains et agricoles au Caire” In: Tracés 12. Lausanne: SIA

2015

“No Destruction, No Gentrification -In Search of an Alternative Urban Future” In: Beyond Seung Sangga. Ed. Park, Hyeri. Seoul: Naver Publishers

2015

“The Revealing Generosity of Urban Furniture” In Who Ever Said That Pleasure Wasn’t Functional?” Zürich: Sebastian Machbarcher

2014

“The Alexandria Diaries” In: Spaces of Change- Eds. Module Territorial Organi sation and Angélil, Marc. Singapore: Future Cities Laboratory

2014

“Cairo: Urbanisation Versus Food Production” In: Spaces of Change- Eds. Module Territorial Organisation and Angélil, Marc. Singapore: Future Cities Laboratory

2013

“The Limits of Control. Informal city versus agricultural land at Cairo’s fringes” In: TRANS 23. Zürich: ETHZ

2013

“The inexorable finitude of human life (architecture of)” In: Horizonte Zeitschrift für Architekturdiskurs 6. Weimar: Horizonte

2012

“Architecture, gender, disaster” In: San Rocco Magazine. Milan: San Rocco.


2012

“Skopje, Visibility of the Master Plan” In: Gil, Iker. MAS Context. Chicago: MAS Studio. with Bürgi, Lorenz (OMNIBUS)

2012

“Skopje, or How Context Fucked Concepts and Vice Versa” In: San Rocco Magazine. Milan: San Rocco.

2011

“Hardbrücke.The shadow of the city.” In: Infrastructural Urbanism, Eds. Hauck, Thomas and Kleinekort, Volker. Berlin: DOM publishers.

2011

“Analogies of composition.” In: TRANS 19. Zürich: ETHZ. with Kawagishi, Noboru (OMNIBUS)

2011

“Allotment gardens in Zürich- The Joker of Participation.” In: - TRANS 17. Zürich: ETHZ. with Kawagishi, Noboru (OMNIBUS)

Lectures 2017.12

Loger le Caire, at the Ecole d’Architecture et de la ville de Marne-la-Vallée, Paris

2017.01 Biopolitics on the Nile: The Toshka Project, 20.01.2017 Book Launch and Podium Discussion of Infrastructure Space, AEDES Gallery, Berlin 2016.11

Larger than Life. 14.11.2016. Lecture in the Grand Gestures Series, Aekones Forum, Uni Basel, Basel.

2016.09 Cairo, Commons, Constellations, 26.09.2016. Lecture, Book Launch Housing Cairo at the Urban Mutations on the Edge Series, ONA, ETH Zürich Le Caire: Mécanismes d’un développement urbain, 24.09.2016. Lecture at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture, Marseille 2016.06

Housing Cairo: From small-scale informal housing construction to semi- professional speculative urban schemes, 30.06.2016. Paper presentation at the No Cost Housing Conference, hosted by the ETH Wohnforum— ETH CASE and the Hub on Informal Urbanism of UNI (UN-Habitat’s Partnership with Universities Worldwide), ETH Zürich

2016.02

GO BIG OR GO HOME. Large Hydro-infrastructures on the Nile and Biopolitics, Lecture at the Urban Mutations on the Edge Series, ETH Zürich


Visual Atlas

Ciro Miguel, Sesc PompĂŠia, 2010


Thomas Struth, Walking, 2013


Andreas Gursky, São Paulo, Sé, 2002


Jeff Wall, Morning Cleaning, Barcelona, 1999


Ed Rusha, Parking Lots: 5000 W. Carling Way, 1967


Bas Princen, Ring Road, Cairo, 2009


Lacaton & Vassal, Transformation of Housing Block, Tour Bois le PrĂŞtre, 2011


Bruther, Cultural and Sport Center Public Infrastructure,2015

Profile for XII BIA

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