- Opening Foros 2018. Alejandro Haiek: "Building relationships"
Opening Foros 2018. Alejandro Haiek: "Building relationships"
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture’s Foros lecture series, a can’t miss event for members of the architecture community, the new edition of which has been organised in cooperation with BBC Construmat. From 26 February to 7 May, six industry professionals and academics will pay the University’s Aula Magna a visit and share their views on the concept of innovation in architecture.
Under the title “Plural Innovations”, this new edition will underscore the need to expand the field of architecture. In this regard, innovation emerges as the first element in the expansion process, from an open, plural perspective, pushing the discipline to transcend its traditional limits. This year, Foros 2018 has been co-organised by School lecturer Miquel Lacasta, together with Marc Chalamanch and Carmen Santana, the three members of the studio Archikubik.
The series will begin on 26 February with a talk by Venezuelan architect Alejandro Haiek, co-founder of LABProFab. Haiek is one of biggest advocates among Latin American architects for working collaboratively to promote social, cultural and environmental development. His lecture will be entitled “Building Relationships”.