Published on February 11th, 2020 | by mundohr0
12 Miradas Starts 2020 with a talk by the architect, curator and cultural researcher, Javier Peña-Ibáñez
The Riojan architect with a studio in Madrid, Javier Peña-Ibáñez, will share a selection of images to contextualise his career as a curator, researcher and consultant of architecture, design and city.
The 2020 edition of the cultural programme 12 Miradas, curated by Carlos Quintáns and promoted by Laboratorio Creativo Vilaseco in collaboration with Corporación Hijos de Rivera, begins.
On February 13, under the title “Architecture and design as a tool of the transformation of the city”, Javier Peña-Ibáñez will offer his particular twelve gazes as an architect, designer, researcher and curator, thus beginning an exhibition that will last until March 31.
The 12 Miradas programme also includes a residence in the previous days, in which Peña-Ibáñez will explore the Ribeira Sacra to work on the rural environment, in a proposal of “socio-cultural meeting on the territory” that will shape the workshop that he will deliver next spring in Ribeira Sacra.
During the residency, through immersion and direct contact with the inhabitants of the area, Peña-Ibáñez will re-think and reflect on the environment, analysing the possibilities of intervention of the environment through transformative artistic activities.
12 Miradas is a cultural action programme curated by Carlos Quintáns and promoted by Laboratorio Creativo Vilaseco in collaboration with Corporación Hijos de Rivera. Specialists and stakeholders explore 12 combinations of images through talks, guided by the story of the same protagonist, and samples —”working benches” on which small “visual stories” are arranged that invite the viewer to exercise their own gaze.
The programme includes talks, residencies, exhibitions and scholarships around the artistic practices of the guests, who are invited to reflect on the relationship of the context and the creative process, emphasising the values of respect and coexistence with the environment and the people who inhabit it. Cultural programming becomes a transformative tool for a more respectful and sustainable society.
Javier Peña — Ibáñez (1985, Logroño),
An architect with a studio in Madrid, he is a curator, researcher, teacher and consultant of architecture, design and city. Director of Concentric, International Festival of Design and Architecture of Logroño, he focuses his activity on the management, curatorship and dissemination of cultural projects. Trained at the Polytechnic University, Escuela Técnica Superior de Madrid Etsam. From a specialised vision in the dissemination and research of architecture, he generates a critical dialogue that develops parallel to art, design and urbanism. His accomplishments translate in an analytical way, situations that he executes through careful constructive studies and a careful choice of material. His design processes, the resulting pieces, the spaces and volumes he builds, speak for themselves through strong approaches from the office of the architect. Currently he focuses his activity on curatorship: since 2015 he has directed the International Festival of Architecture and Concentric Design and co-directs the Lovisual cycle, projects founded by Javier that combines with Experimenta Pontevedra, Urban Design Festival organised with the Concello de Pontevedra; Relevant Practices, VI Arquia/Proxima Festival coordinated with the Arquia Foundation; or the architecture programme in 180 Creative Camp of Portugal. Javier is a lecturer at Istituto Europeo di Design and DMAD, as well as a guest professor in other centers: IESP Faculdades (Brazil), Cornell Universtity College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (Rome), Oviedo School of Arts (VI Interior Design Days Architectural), Association School of Architecture (London). He has participated as a jury in the Barcelona Building Construmat Awards curated by Fundación Mies van der Rohe and the Architecture Week of COAM in Madrid. He has collaborated with: Concello de Pontevedra, Fundación Arquia, Ayuntamiento de Logroño, Gobierno de La Rioja, Fundación Cultural de los Arquitectos de La Rioja, Centro Centro Centro Cibeles, La Casa Encendida, Matadero Madrid, Casa del Lector, Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid, Canal 180, Garnica, Bodegas LAN, Acción Cultural Española, Goethe Institut, Centro Checo Madrid, Institut Francois, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Instituto Iberoamericano de Finland, Escuela Superior de Diseño de La Rioja, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de la Universidad del País Vasco, Brotherhood Nacional de Arquitectos, AA Architectural Association School of Architecture, Istituto Europeo di Design, IESP Faculdades; and other associated media such as e-flux, Arquitectura Viva, El Croquis, Platform Architecture, Disup!, Experiment, Architecture & Design.
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