Learn more about the intersection of art, culture, design and architecture in Barcelona in the next instalment of ACCA’s Cities of Architecture lecture series. Mark Burry, Executive Architect and Researcher at the Sagrada Familia Basilica, Barcelona and Professor of Urban Futures at the Melbourne School of Design will speak about his experience of Barcelona and Antonio Gaudí’siconic La Sagrada Familia which has been undergoing construction for over 130 years. Cities of Architecture brings together leading architects, designers and academics to discuss some of the world’s most fascinating and complex cities through the lens of urban history, culture and the built environment. Arrive from 5pm to enjoy a complimentary Barcelona-inspired cocktail created by Starward Whisky. The talk will begin at 6pm.
Main image: Sagrada Familia, SBA73 Sabadell, Catalunya 2011 courtesy ACCA.
China’s nightclub scene emerged in the early 1990s as a crucial place for collective gathering, quickly becoming a new meeting place for intellectuals and artists where radical ideas and thoughts could be freely exchanged.
Today, Chen Wei has painstakingly researched, recreated and photographed a visual archive of '90s Chinese club culture in an effort to document these revolutionary settings
Critic, curator, editor and provocateur Mimi Zeiger has written three books on tiny houses. Now, she turns to utopia: how do speculative fictions and futurisms drive architecture? Her hometown of Los Angeles is a case in point, a depository of radical dreams, be it Afro-Futurism or a promise of downtown walkability
Carine Thévenau documents and examines deserted playground relics of the Japanese 1980s financial boom (and bust). The abandoned structures create a visual silence, allowing room for curiosity and critical thought. This interval, referred to as “Ma” in Japanese philosophy, is defined as a space between, or a pause that enables space for emotion, thought and life to pass through it