The lecture’s focus is on the multiplicitous relationships between form, architectural lineages, materialization, the desires of things, and contemporary moods within the work of SPAN.
lecture: Matias del CAMPO, “The Ontological Catastrophe of Messy but Precise Aesthetics.”
9.30 p.m. / Lower Gallery
Carrer de Pujades, 102
08005 Barcelona, Spain
Matias del Campo is a registered architect and designer. His obsessive explorations of contemporary moods are fueled by the opulent repertoire of materialization protocols in nature, cutting-edge technologies and philosophical inquiry, together forming a comprehensive design ecology. In 2003 he cofounded the architectural practice SPAN in Vienna, together with Sandra Manninger. Matias del Campo currently serves as Associate Professor of Architecture at the Alfred A Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan.
SPAN gained wide recognition for its winning competition entry for the Austrian Pavilion of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, as well as the new Brancusi Museum in Paris, France.
The practice’s work was featured at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale, at ArchiLab 2013 at the FRAC Centre, Orléans, France, the 2008 and 2010 Architecture Biennale in Beijing, and in the 2011 solo show ‘Formations’ at the Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) in Vienna. Most recently Matias del Campo was awarded the Accelerate@CERN fellowship, served as Technical Chair of the ACADIA Conference and guest edited an edition of AD, Architectural Design published by Wiley in London, UK.