Cultural Praxis for a Transmedia Architecture

Friday, 17 May, 2024 - 09:00
Sala de Graus

Architecture is continuously adapting to adjust to the context in which it operates, to respond and face the challenges of the present and the future with a global perspective. Climate change, the economy, politics, demography, culture or social drives impact on architecture, which becomes a means to read social, political and environmental dimensions of society.

This discipline is not an isolated area of knowledge, but something that mutates and evolves, that addresses the changing and emerging contexts in search of a fairer and more sustainable society.

Along these lines and in the context of the investigations of the Architectural Logics for Emergent Contexts (ALEC), La Salle Barcelona - Universitat Ramon Llull is hosting a seminar that will give a voice to agents of architectural culture, researchers, professors and curators of international impact. Focusing on the cultural dimension of architecture, the conference aims to open a dialogue on how architecture, understood in its broadest sense, can contribute to the configuration of spaces that reflect, question and communicate cultural values, social and political of our time.

The event is part of the Architecture Weeks of Ajuntament de Barcelona and Fundació Mies van der Rohe and can be followed online.


  • 09:00h - Welcome

Rosa Ma. Alsina, Director of Research and Innovation at La Salle Barcelona - Universitat Ramon Llull
Josep Ferrando, Director of La Salle Higher Technical School of Architecture and Building (ETSALS)

  • 09:30h - Context

Moderator: Marta Bugés, Professor and Researcher at La Salle Barcelona - Universitat Ramon Llull
A Committed Rewarding Culture
Ivan Blasi, Director of events and European Architecture Award at Fundació Mies van der Rohe
Notes for a Possible Museum
Elvira Dyangani Ose, Director at Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona

  • 11:05 - Coffee Break
  • 11:20h - Research at La Salle Barcelona - Universitat Ramon Llull

Moderator: Marta Bugés, Professor and Researcher at La Salle Barcelona - Universitat Ramon Llull
Bachelor Fab Unit - Komorebi: Ephemeral Intervention at Llum BCN
Professors: Manel Parés and Joan Vera
Students: Marc Alastrué, Pau Butiña, Josep Maria Font, Ona Niubó and Albert Vicente
Master MIAD - Architecture agonism
Professor: Cristina Goberna
Students: Enzo Bleandres, Jiro Coronado, Mariel Gamalinda, Mohammad Mohammadpour and Alejandro Rico
PhD ALEC - Cultural and Human-Environment Research
Ricardo Devesa, PhD Arch., professor and researcher at ETSALS; editor-in-chief at Actar and urbanNext Owbai Fauzi and Joy Kfoury, PhD candidates at HER, URL

  • 12:40h - 13:15h - Debate and conclusions morning sessions
  • 13:20 - 14:50: Lunch break
  • 15:00h - Practice

Moderator: Ricardo Devesa, Professor and Researcher at La Salle Barcelona - Universitat Ramon Llull
2026 UIA World Congress of Architects Barcelona - Becoming, Architectures for a Planet in Transition
Curators: Pau Bajet, Mariona Benedito, Maria Giramé, Tomeu Ramis, Pau Sarquella, Carmen Torres and José Zabala
Lecture of Lyda Kallipoliti - Our Dirty Footprint
Lyda Kallipoliti, Dipl. Architect-Engineer, SMArchS MIT, PhD Princeton University, Associate Professor at The Cooper Union New York. Principal of ANAcycle research thinktank. Head Co-Curator at Tallinn Architecture Biennale [TAB 2022].

  • 15:40h - 17:25 - Debate and conclusions afternoon sessions
  • 17:25h - Closing

Jordi Mansilla, Professor and Researcher at La Salle Barcelona - Universitat Ramon Llull